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    When Mary McCartney and her three siblings were young and vacationing on a family farm in Scotland, their father endeavored to teach them about all the
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      When Mary McCartney and her three siblings were young and vacationing on a
      family farm in Scotland, their father endeavored to teach them about all
      the beautiful food that sprang from the earth.

      �Dad would pick a turnip and slice it through and say, �Taste this turnip,
      it�s so sweet,� � she recalled while searing slices of eggplant in a frying
      pan. �And we�d be like, �Oh, Dad, whatever.� We�d just make fun of him.�

      Maybe there is comfort in knowing that even the most famous people on the
      planet � Ms. McCartney�s proto-locavore father once played the bass in a
      Liverpool skiffle outfit known as the Beatles � cannot escape the mockery
      of their own offspring. And for parents who worry that teachable moments
      come and go without anyone paying attention, maybe it�s reassuring to learn
      that Paul McCartney�s Scottish turnip tutorial did, in the end, manage to
      sink in.

      In fact, Ms. McCartney said, �Now we�ve come around to that ourselves.�

      Like her father and her mother, Linda, Mary McCartney is a devoted
      vegetarian. The same goes for her siblings: Stella, a fashion designer;
      James, a musician; and Heather, an artist. Her first cookbook, which is
      rather bluntly and tellingly entitled �Food,� has just been released in the
      United States.

      For the McCartney clan, it seems, there was never any segregated category
      of �vegetarian food.� After Paul and Linda experienced a couple of
      epiphanies in the 1970s (including one that involved �a big truck with a
      bunch of caged chickens in it,� Ms. McCartney said), vegetarian was simply
      how the family ate.

      The recipes in �Food� reflect Ms. McCartney�s upbringing, as well as the
      way she tends to cook for her brood in London now. An accomplished
      photographer, she has four sons � two with her husband, the filmmaker Simon
      Aboud, and two from a previous marriage to Alistair Donald, a television
      director and producer. As far as she knows, all her sons are vegetarians,
      too.

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      full story:
      http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/dining/mary-mccartneys-warm-messy-take-on-vegetarian-cooking.html

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