Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking by Mary MccartneyFood: Vegetarian Home Cooking by Mary Mccartney

Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking

byMary Mccartney

Hardcover | August 24, 2016

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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. 
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 photo...
Title:Food: Vegetarian Home CookingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.75 × 7.5 × 0.98 inPublished:August 24, 2016Publisher:Sterling EpicureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1454907266

ISBN - 13:9781454907268

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from YUM I just picked this up at Chapters today and I made the banana muffins and they were delicious. The recipes are easy to follow and the photography is an added bonus.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Colourful and Family Friendly I love Mary McCartney's commitment to simple inspired vegetarian food. Nothing complex just the kind you eat and prepare for your family every day (or would like to!). Even curious omnivores can appreciate this one. It is thoughtful and understated with colourful photos that have a warm nostalgic feel. I am really enjoying it!
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Stuff I do recommend this book - good recipes accompanied by wonderful photos.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful cookbook This is one of my favourite cookbooks. The recipes are easy and delicious. The beautiful photography is a great bonus!
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great recipe book Easy everyday recipes. Get this book!!
Date published: 2016-11-23

Editorial Reviews

“A simple book of gorgeous, tasty treats.”—Jamie Oliver “Professional photographer McCartney, daughter of Paul and Linda, offers readers an intimate portrait of the uncomplicated meals she serves her family and friends. Her bright photographs of landscapes, family members, ingredients, and finished dishes accompany comforting vegetarian recipes for Breakfast Pancakes, Lightning Lentil Soup, Shepherd's Pie, Creamy Chocolate Mousse, and more. These recipes aren't meant to impress or instruct; they are honest, home-cooked favorites for everyday occasions. VERDICT: This celebrity cookbook, which features attractively packaged easy recipes, would be a thoughtful gift for novice cooks.” —Library Journal"Mary McCartney welcomes readers into the world of vegetarian cooking without limiting herself within strict parameters... recipes combine traditional food items with contemporary ingredients.  What make McCartney's simple items so pleasurable are the chatty family-memory prefaces for each dish and...breathtaking color collages of food and people and places."  —Booklist"[A] feast for the eyes as well as the appetite since its author, Mary McCartney, is a professional photographer and interlards her recipes and occasional text with beautiful photographs of ingredients and finished dishes. She avoids the over-sumptuous 'posed' designs that so often appear in food magazines and favors instead a natural, spontaneous approach . . . One is reminded that the attractive color in the food we eat comes straight from ingredients grown in gardens, orchards and vineyards, not netted at sea or butchered ashore." —Wall Street Journal “McCartney's minimalist title is meant to convey her unfussy, stripped-down kitchen aesthetic. Indeed, the bulk of the recipes are incredibly simple, easy-to-make vegetarian standards that McCartney has refined – with a personal twist – to their essential elements, stuff like ‘lip-smacking minestrone,’ ‘mac & cheese with crispy topping’ and ‘Linda's Lemon Drizzle Cake’ (Yes, that Linda; McCartney is Paul and Linda's daughter). Most seem like the kinds of things designed by a harried working parent to satisfy kids – the book is shot through with photos of children, presumably McCartney's, mowing down – and are consequently light on innovation and heavy on tradition. Which is not to say plain. The first dish I tried, a creamy ‘leek and pea risotto,’ was a knockout, and start-to-finish took all of an hour. No mean feat for risotto.” —Men’s Journal