In the last 15 years, vegetarianism has gone from fringe to fashion to fact of life because it's a more healthy and virtuous way to live. The hippie connotation, which kept many people away, is a thing of the past. Today the vegetarian is not just the health nut, it's the housewife, the computer engineer, the veterinarian, the nurse, the neighbour across the street, and the teenager next door. They are families, individuals, and students. They are those that live in urban areas and those in suburbia. You can see how health-conscious our culture has become just by taking a trip to the local supermarket, where the words "natural", "organic," and "meatless" jump out at you in every aisle. As the next title in the Big Book series, The Big Book of Vegetarian offers over 200 recipes designed to inspire vegetarian and non-vegetarian cooks alike. Whether you're looking for a classic rendition of a family favourite or a new dish to entice you, these recipes are developed to provide vegetarian cooks with a complete collection of great-tasting, foolproof recipes. The chapters are set up by course and run from appetizers to soups to entrees to side dishes to desserts.;A source list helps the reader find unusual ingredients. Whether you are a new vegetarian, hardcore veggie, or have vegetarian friends and relatives to cook for, The Big Book of Vegetarian is a one stop guide to healthful, delicious recipes.