Following in the footsteps of her mother Linda, who penned books like Linda’s Kitchen: Simple and Inspiring Recipes for Meals without Meat and Linda McCartney on Tour: Over 200 Meat-Free Dishes from Around the World, photographer Mary McCartney has compiled a book of her favorite vegetarian recipes, complete with photographs of the dishes she took herself.
According to Booktrade, Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Random House, have acquired the rights to the collection of meat-free dishes, schedule for publication in 2012.
“I am excited to be working with Chatto & Windus on a contemporary vegetarian cook book,” said Mary, in a press release that comes just days after the late Linda’s birthday. “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 realise 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.”
Mary has said in the past although her children follow a vegetarian diet, she would never impose it on them. Similarly, Booktrade says the cookbook is meant to “tempt both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, enthusing readers to bring more meat-free cooking into their repertoires,” meaning recipes will more than likely contain many common ingredients that can easily be incorporated into a dish without much vegetarian cooking expertise.
Mary may entice meat eaters to recipes mimicking comfort foods like her Sunday Roast Terrine, providing not only a tasty vegetarian version of a traditionally animal-based dish, but encourage more people to embrace the McCartney family Meat-Free Monday theme–a Holiday from meat at least once a week meant to lessen the impact of the industry on the environment.
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