i recently bought this fantastic book (on a whim), and i am sure i could type for hours about how wonderful it is! i have the second printing of it, which was printed in the year 2000, and i have an index in my book, which is very useful! also, the recipes that call for honey give an alternative (at least the ones that i have seen) and if you need another alternative, or for some reason it doesn't give one, go to the appendix! the appendix usually tells what you can use as a substitute for animal derived products. this has been one of the most useful sections for me. i knew that there were processes that use animal products, and i am glad to finally have a long list of what to avoid. i intend to give this book to my friends and relatives so they can see that i am not crazy, and that vegan food is not only healthy, but delicious, and not difficult to prepare! and it's not just the food, but health & beauty products, household cleaners, & 45 things to do with vinegar! i love this book!