A guide to gourmet vegetarian cooking and a karma-free diet.
Thousands of people who say they 'love' animals sit down once or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been utterly deprived of everything that could make their lives worth living and who endured the awful suffering and the terror of the abattoirs. – Dr. Jane Goodall, PhD, conservationist and primatologist
Influenced by factors ranging from health and economics to ethics and religion, millions of people around the world are turning to a vegetarian diet. In America alone, one in ten persons considers him or herself a vegetarian. The same is true in the United Kingdom. Actually, five thousand people a week in Britain are becoming vegetarians. For more than twenty years, The Higher Taste has been one of the most widely distributed introductions to vegetarianism. The editors are pleased to provide you here with an improved edition with all-new recipes, including elegant vegan choices and a number of reduced-fat or low-fat recipes.
The Higher Taste looks at some of the reasons why people stop eating meat. Also offered here are more than fifty gourmet vegetarian recipes guaranteed to carry you beyond the pleasures of ordinary food into a new realm of epicurean delight. If you ever thought being vegetarian meant eating steamed vegetables and cold salads, you're in for a surprise. In The Higher Taste you'll learn to prepare complete, nourishing, taste-tempting, and healthful meals based on world cuisine. Visit the cooking of Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East in these pages. These tested recipes have been chosen for their ease of preparation and their cosmopolitan flair.
From the Introduction.