At a young age, Mary McCartney was introduced to the world of vegetarianism by her mother, Linda McCartney. Her father is Paul McCartney (yes, that one) and according to her recently published cookbook, “Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking,” he played a role in spurring her love of vegetarian food in particular.
McCartney says she is a photographer, not a professional cook, and her book is filled with her beautiful photographs of the dishes she lovingly creates.
She spoke with us about vegetarian cooking.
When did you first fall in love with food? Growing up watching my mother cooking was a magical process. The smells that would drift in from the kitchen were tantalizing. I always loved it when my mum would bake banana bread. Yum.
Why is healthy, vegetarian food important to you? I love food that tastes satisfying but also has a sense of indulgence. I love creating meals that have great health values and are really tasty.
Photo credit: Mary McCartney