Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Chatto buys McCartney cookbook

27.09.10 - Victoria Gallagher - The Bookseller

Chatto & Windus has acquired a vegetarian cookbook by Paul and Linda McCartney's daughter Mary.
Senior editor Poppy Hampson bought world rights to the title directly from McCartney herself. It is due to be published in 2012 and will include "uncomplicated, tasty meals to tempt both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike". McCartney works as photographer and the title will use photos and stories to tell her life through food.

Publishing director Clara Farmer and senior editor Poppy Hampson said: "We’re extremely excited about working with Mary – a book about vegetarian cooking that appeals to non-veggies as well as the lifetime vegetarians is what we’ve all been waiting for."

They added: "As a mother, Mary is the perfect person to write a book about good food, cooked well, and with ease, for all the family. And as a photographer she has a unique vision, and a story to tell – the book will look as irresistible as the food."

McCartney said: "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."

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