Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone is one of the most popular and respected cookbooks of our time. Since 1997 it has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, won many awards, and has consistently remained on many cooks' lists of most favorite cookbooks.
It makes sense, then, to give it a bit of an update. After all, so much has changed in the food world in the 17 years since it was first released: so many new or more available foods, more information on health and nutrition, shifting tastes and priorities. But it's tricky, too. What to keep? What to leave out? What to add? But if anyone were up to the challenge, it would be Deborah Madison. Read on for her thoughts on the joys and challenges of revising a beloved cookbook.