Updating the first edition--winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook award for best vegetarian cookbook of 2001--the cuisine featured in Gaia's Kitchen calls upon the best of Mediterranean, Californian, Indian, and Mexican vegetarian cooking. It celebrates old favorites rich in cheese and eggs and offers a variety of tempting new vegan dishes using ingredients such as pulses, tofu, and tempeh. Besides soups, main courses, and salads, there's a mouthwatering selection of desserts, breads, cakes, and biscuits. Gaia's Kitchen also explores the issues of nutrition, special diets, and the ecological dimension of food production. The recipes are the tried and tested creations of Julia Ponsonby and her colleagues at Schumacher College in Devon, England, which for almost twenty years has been brewing up a unique potpourri of human connections, raising ecological awareness, and stimulating taste buds.