The View: Mary McCartney & Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking Review

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The View: Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking Review

Mary McCartney, with a father like Sir Paul McCartney, world-renowned rocker, and a mother like Linda McCartney, a famous photographer, has quite a lot to live up to. She decided to go the route of her mother and become a photographer, and incorporated that profession and passion into the making of her new book, Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking. It’s a book filled with personal stories, portraits, and vegetarian family recipes, all complemented by lovely photography.

The View: Mary McCartney Vegetarian

The View: Mary McCartney & Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking Review

Mary McCartney talks about her new book, Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking.

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The inspiration for a book on vegetarian cooking came from the fact that Mary McCartney’s family has always been vegetarian, and they quite enjoy it. A lot of the dishes that are featured in Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking, were crafted by her late mother, Linda McCartney, before she died of breast cancer in 1998.

Vegetarian eating was always an important value in the McCartney family, a large part of it being to support animal rights. After leaving home, Mary tried meat for herself, but ultimately decided to go back to the vegetarian ways taught by her parents. She now has four boys that all eat vegetarian.

The View: Mary McCartney Growing Up With A Beatle

If you’re talking with the daughter of Sir Paul McCartney, you’re going to ask what it was like growing up as the daughter of Sir Paul McCartney, and Barbara (whose cousin is married to Sir Paul McCartney) did just that. Surprisingly, Mary McCartney echoed the sentiments of many young adults after they leave home—you grow to appreciate your parents, not grow up appreciating them.

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She felt about Paul and Linda McCartney how any child would feel about their parents, which, while not really the most interesting thing to hear, was quite cool to hear from someone growing up in the home of a huge personality. Despite the normalcy she felt as his daughter, though, Mary does conceded to that all going out the window when he performs and she recognizes just how spectacular he really is.

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