"Deborah Madison's new book...is an epic, containing 1,400 recipes and weighing 4 1/2 pounds. Beneath the endless stream of recipes lies an unwritten tale of vegetarian cooking in America....To truly appreciate Ms. Madison's varied and accurate recipes, you need to read her lengthy introduction, which touches on eating organically, cooking basics and matching wine with vegetarian meals. She approaches vegetarian cooking with warmth, not rigidity. And her food shows it."Madison, Deborah is the author of 'Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone', published 1997 under ISBN 9780767900140 and ISBN 0767900146.