British photographer, cookbook author and Meat Free Monday co-founder Mary McCartney has prepared delicious, accessible, and picture-perfect meals for her celebrity friends and family for years and now she returns to her London kitchen to help kickstart the holidays.
Available from today, audiences are invited to join Mary as she shares her love of family gatherings and meat free entertaining for the holidays on four new episodes of Mary McCartney Serves It Up on discovery+. Mary is joined by her famous friends to celebrate food and friendship with transatlantic cook-alongs and revealing food Q&As. It’s the most delicious invitation for a festive season, filled with dazzling party food, cocktails, and show stopping centerpieces.
“Nothing inspires me more than cooking and entertaining my family and friends all year long,” said Mary. “During the holidays I like to add a little extra magic and so I’m excited to share more of my vegetarian recipes and tips for hosting fabulous, festive gatherings”.
In each of the half-hour episodes, Mary connects with her friends and family over good food. Mary’s dad, music icon and fellow Meat Free Monday co-founder, Paul McCartney joins her for the ultimate holiday feast, featuring decadent sides to accompany a vegetarian roast and a sweet and savory vegan Yorkshire pudding that earns Paul’s seal of approval. Paul also teaches Mary the secret recipe for his signature cocktail, the ‘Maccarita’, a unique McCartney spin on the traditional margarita.
The celebrations continue when Oprah Winfrey joins Mary virtually for cocktails and canapés. The two make history, when Mary gets Oprah to make a homemade dip for the very first time by teaching her the recipe for an incredible Bloody Mary Dip served with Focaccia Skewers.
Mary’s sister, and fellow Meat Free Monday co-founder, Stella McCartney, also stops by to taste test her Party Perfect Pie, and to help prepare a stunning Roasted Toasted Salad inspired by their mum.
Reese Witherspoon gets a master class in entertaining family-style, when Mary shows her how to make luxurious Creamy Green Pasta, a guaranteed crowd pleaser for any seasonal get together. Mary also shows her friend how to make the ultimate British dessert, a Towering Cherry Trifle.
“Audiences will feel like they are there in the kitchen with Mary and her celebrity friends and family on the four new episodes of Mary McCartney Serves It Up,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc. “In addition to the mouthwatering holiday recipes, viewers will learn surprising details from Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon. Plus, they will get a first time look at how the McCartney family does celebrations and get togethers.”
Follow @MaryMcCartney and #MaryMcCartneyServesItUp for more of Mary’s tried-and-true recipes that are perfect for special occasions and everyday dinners alike, as well as behind-the-scenes videos of Mary and her celebrity guests.
Mary McCartney Serves It Up is available to stream exclusively on Discovery+
Watch Mary cook up her Modern Shepherd’s Pie from the cookery series on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ (aired 23 November 2021). Recipe available here >