'I see this new cookbook as a personal journey, bringing to life the wonderful memories of those special occasions when family, friends and food mean everything. From celebrations and yearly highlights, to making the most of a simple gathering, I've created a complete range of vegetarian menus to make all these occasions special and, I hope, to create great memories.' There are moments in our lives, and throughout the year, when we come together with our friends and family - and food plays a huge part in turning these moments into something special. Traditionally, many of these occasions call for meat - whether it's roast beef for Sunday Lunch, or burgers at a BBQ - but Mary wants to show us that vegetarian cooking can be just as celebratory and special, and can adapt to any of our demands. She has created an inspiring and approachable selection of food for occasions that range from the festive feasts to the most intimate meal for two, all built around complete menu plans. Each menu has at least four recipes, and is designed to help us plan satisfying and delicious meat-free meals. Her Bonfire Party menu includes One Pot Chilli and Toffee Caramel Apple Wedges; her Middle-Eastern Feast includes Falafels and Nutty Baklava; and Kids Tea has Alphabet Soup and Mac 'n' Cheese.
Daughter of Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman, Mary McCartney grew up a vegetarian, but, as she says in her introduction, she never felt she was missing out on meat. One reason must surely be that she was brought up with the same kind of interesting meals that she has committed to this book. The best thing about it, especially for a non-vegetarian, is that she has grouped the recipes as ‘events’ – so that a meal is presented whole, and there is no need to agonise over finding complementary dishes. Starting with a celebration brunch, other events are a Middle Eastern feast with falafels, moussaka and baklava, a barbecue with black bean burgers, a Mexican meal with mushroom and cheese quesadillas and Paul’s killer Margaritas, a herby cheese soufflé for a dinner party, and a Festive roast. A fabulous collection cleverly put together!
'Mary McCartney gets it. She gets that the best food is always personal, always eaten with family and friends, always made simply from seasonal, fresh ingredients, and that memory and hope always sit side by side at the table too. And because she has such a sharp, idiosyncratic eye, all this is caught and celebrated with her stunning photographs.' Monty Don
'Mary's love of vegetables is infectious! This book is packed full of vibrant, happy and easy-to-master recipes, each and every one delicious. But there is also an important issue at stake here and that is the health of this planet - we must all eat less meat in order to ensure its survival. This book proves more than anything that this needn't be a hardship but rather a joy!' Skye Gyngell
Publication date: 14/05/2015
Publisher: Chatto & Windus an imprint of Vintage
|Publication date:||14th May 2015|
|Publisher:||Chatto & Windus an imprint of Vintage|
|Genres:||Cookery, Food and Drink, eBook Favourites, Lifestyle & Health,|
Born in London in 1969, Mary McCartney grew up with a love of photography and vegetarian cooking, working with her mother on a range of vegetarian cookbooks. She continues to consult on the Linda McCartney food brand. In 2009, Mary became a patron of Meat Free Mondays, to drive awareness on meat consumption and its impact on the climate. In 2012, Mary combined her photographic expertise with her lifelong love of vegetarian cooking to create her internationally acclaimed book FOOD: Vegetarian Home Cooking. Inspired by Mary's relaxed cooking style and her passion for fresh, flavourful and family-friendly recipes, FOOD captures the warmth and ...More About Mary McCartney