28 September 2010

Mary McCartney to release vegetarian cookbook

Photographer Mary McCartney, the eldest daughter of renowned vegetarians Paul and the late Linda McCartney has announced that her vegetarian cookbook will be published in 2012, by Chatto & Windus and of course she will be taking the photos herself.

Clara Farmer and Poppy Hampson at Chatto said, "We're extremely excited about working with Mary - a book about vegetarian cooking that appeals to non-veggies as well as the lifetime vegetarians is what we've been waiting for. As a mother, Mary is the perfect person to write a book about good food, cooked well, and with ease, for all the family. And as a photographer she has a unique vision, and a story to tell - the book will look as irresistible as the food."

The book will be filled with uncomplicated, tasty meals hoping to tempt vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Inspired by growing up with and working on her mothers recipes, McCartney has made recipes for friends and family that are both imaginative and creative.

McCartney said, "I am excited to be working with Chatto & Windus on a contemporary vegetarian cook book. My mother, Linda, became the focal point for vegetarians and meat reducers in the past and helped inspire many through her books and actions, to realize that there was a viable and tasty alternative. I am so proud to be able to carry on what she started. Vegetarian cuisine has come a long way and with the addition of my other love, photography, we are going to try and show just how sophisticated and varied the vegetarian palate has become."

Bev Hahler | @redhotvegan
Bev, a vegetarian since she was 14 years old, became more interested in veganism several years ago after studying Agro-business as part of an Ecology degree. Follow Bev on her blog and Facebook.

Photo credit: video screen capture