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  • Published: 1 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9780701186258
  • Imprint: Chatto & Windus
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $54.99

Food



A unique and iconic cookbook by photographer Mary McCartney, bringing us delicious, easy, family-friendly, meat-free recipes as well as gorgeous, colourful pictures taken by Mary herself

Food is full of uncomplicated, tasty meals to tempt both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, enthusing readers to bring more meat-free cooking into their repertoires. Inspired by growing up with, and even working on, her mother's recipes, and using stories and photographs (past and present) to tell her life through food , Mary has created recipes for friends and family that are imaginative, creative and will be universally loved.

From Lip Smacking Minestrone to Asparagus Tart, Butterbean Stew to Coconut Rice Pudding, Mary gives us ideas for every meal, from breakfasts to barbecues, and offer new twists on old classics like pancakes, and Shepherd's Pie. Mary is perfectly placed to write a contemporary vegetarian cookbook - good food, cooked well and with ease, for all the family. And as a photographer she has a unique vision - this book looks as irresistible as the food.

  • Published: 1 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9780701186258
  • Imprint: Chatto & Windus
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $54.99

About the author

Mary McCartney

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 and consulting on the brand for Linda McCartney Foods. In 2009, Mary co-founded Meat Free Mondays, a drive for 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 simplicity of vegetarian cooking and has lead to Mary’s recipes being featured in Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and Red Magazine as well as appearances on Good Morning America, The View and The One Show.

Mary is currently working on her second cookbook At My Table; a personal journey travelling through her own food memories to capture vegetarian recipes that vividly bring back specific celebrations, social gatherings and eating with friends.

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Praise for Food

Mary's book combines smart, achievable recipes with her own gorgeous food photography. I think it's absolutely divine

Rachel Allen

This is a jewel of a book - gorgeous recipes that beg to be eaten!

Sophie Dahl

The very best food is domestic, enriched with the love of growing, cooking and eating with family and friends. Food celebrates and inspires such meals, and photographed with Mary's intimate and elegant eye, is a delicious book

Monty Don

McCartney’s Food is an intimate peek into the family’s kitchen table – the culmination of tried-and-tested recipes cooked by three generations of women

Telegraph Magazine

Filled with warmth, personality and style…irresistible

Easy Living

Simple, homely vegetarian dishes

Flavour Faves, Harper's Bazaar

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