FOOD starts with “Breakfast and Brunch,” where Mary shows that vegetarian dishes – from fluffy Breakfast Pancakes to her family recipe for the tomato-stuffed Deep-Filled Omelette – can make for irresistible comfort food. Her satisfying “Snacks and Sandwiches” and “Soups, Salads and Starters” prove that even simple meatless dishes can warm the soul, with personal favorites like the Hummous, Avocado, and Chili Jam Sandwich, nutritious Hearty Quinoa and White Bean Soup, and vibrant and lovely Easy-Peasy Soup. “Mains” reflect the influence from Mary’s mother’s American tradition and her father’s English comfort food, ranging from Cheesy Quiche, to Mexican-inspired Black Bean, Sweet Corn and Feta Tacos, to the comforting English classic, vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie. “Desserts and Baking” includes sweet family recipes like eldest son Arty’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, Linda’s Lemon Drizzle Cake, and Paul’s favorite Coconut Rice Pudding with Chocolate Sauce.
Part photo essay and part memoir, FOOD is a cookbook born of a love of meat-free cooking and happy times in the kitchen with family and friends. “There was nothing boring about food when I grew up,” Mary writes, “and now I just want to share some of this passion in the hope that you’ll find vegetarian food as enticing, varied and delicious as I have done all these years.”
Food is published in hardcover by Sterling Epicure priced $29.95.
Check out a video of Mary talking about the cookbook.