Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking

Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking

by Mary McCartney
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Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking by Mary McCartney

With Food, photographer Mary McCartney brings us easy, family-friendly meat-free dishes that will appeal to everyone—including carnivores. And they're all presented in gorgeous pictures taken by Mary herself, along with personal stories and photos old and new.

Inspired by her mother's recipes, McCartney has whipped up creative, comforting, uncomplicated, and delicious meals that will encourage home cooks to think vegetarian. They range from savory Asparagus Summer Tart and a no-meat Shepherd's Pie to family favorites, including Lemon Drizzle Cake and Arty's Chocolate Chip Cookies. This is good, wholesome fare, cooked well and with ease, meant for family and friends to share. And Mary's unique bold and beautifully illuminated images are as irresistible as her food. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454907268
Publisher: Sterling Epicure
Publication date: 04/02/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Mary McCartney grew up with a love for vegetarian cooking, worked with her mother on a series of vegetarian cookbooks, and is a consultant for Linda McCartney Foods (, a British brand that specializes in meat-free dishes. An acclaimed photographer, Mary has exhibited all over the world and her first solo photography book, From Where I Stand, was published in 2010.Visit her online at

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Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt like I did something indulgent for myself by just spending a few minutes flipping through the pages and enjoying the photography. Once I started actually paying attention to the recipes, I wasn't disappointed. There are a few recipes that are a little obvious (quesadillas), but some that are very unique and have quickly become household favorites for us. It's a beautiful book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Mary's new cookbook Food. The pictures are amazing, I felt I was in the garden with her picking strawberries. I have only made one receipe thus far, the asparagus tart...changed boiled asparagus to roasted and the time for the dough to 350 degrees instead of 325 degrees..amazing...thank you Mary for sharing your mom's recipes.
cashNcarry More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my granddaughter in Washington State. She is a Beatle fanatic and a vegan. She loved it. Ellen Lyon
tommylane More than 1 year ago
This vegetarian cookbook is very good. I, especially like the pictures. I am looking forward to trying some of the recipes. I got a chance to meet Mary McCartney at the Union Square NYC book signing. She's very down to earth and pleasant. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is more than a cookbook, it is almost a memoir, photograph album, and instruction manual on using what's available to make unfussy, yummy food. Mary McCartney (one of musician Paul and photographer Linda's daughters) grew up in a vegetarian household, so that's what she knows. But this book isn't a manifesto for vegetarianism or against meat, it is simply a collectiin of recipes she uses for her family and friends, which simply happen to be vegetarian. With most of the recipes the absence of meat doesn't take away from the deliciousness, and there are many that, if you wish to do so, can have meat added in. It should be noted this is NOT a vegan cookbook - recipes use butter, eggs, honey, milk, etc. But what makes this cookbook special is reading about Mary's relationship with her family, and how she learned to cook from her parents - rarely going shopping for special ingredients to make one recipe but, rather, using what was available in the pantry or the garden at the time to make something simple yet delicious. Many of the recipes included in the book weren't originally written down - they were always the "a bit of this, a little of that" type. As someone who has never been that kind of cook, this book inspires me to try and be a little more easy-going in the kitchen (and not freak out if I forgot to get bean sprouts or something a recipe calls for).
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Free sample, what a waste of space, just lots of family pictures NOT EV