Mary McCartney has announced a new partnership with UK publishing house Chatto & Windus to release a cookbook featuring some of her favorite vegetarian recipes.

The 41-year-old professional photographer and daughter of famous Beatle Paul McCartney is promising a 2012 release for a book that is filled with “uncomplicated, tasty meals” and “beautiful pictures to go along with them”.

“I am excited to be working with Chatto & Windus on a contemporary vegetarian cook book,” she said in a statement. “My mother, Linda, became the focal point for vegetarians and meat reducers in the past and helped inspire many, through her books and actions, to realize that there was a viable and tasty alternative. I am so proud to be able to carry on what she started.

"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.”

Showing just how popular the vegetarian scene has become, celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver earlier this month also announced his own collection of plant-based recipes. "Vegetarian as a general concept is a brilliant thing," Oliver said. "We’ve got to stop eating so much meat. We are eating too much meat.”

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Mary McCartney to pen vegetarian cookbook
Famous daughter of Paul McCartney to offer up her favorite recipes in a visually pleasing collection.