Paul McCartney releases vegetarian cookbook

London: Beatles star Paul Mccartney, a longtime vegetarian, has co-written the Meat Free Monday Cookbook as part of his ongoing campaign urging fans to eat less meat.

The 60-year-old pop legend has also asked friends including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kevin Spacey to divulge their favourite vegetarian recipes for a new cookbook, reported The Telegraph online.

Paltrow and Spacey offered a recipe for lentil stew with pan-fried halloumi and pomegranate and former model Twiggy shared her favourite mozzarella pasta dish.

McCartney has shared recipes for refried bean tacos and super vegetable salad, and described the environmental and financial benefits of giving up meat in the book`s foreword.

"In difficult economic times, people discovered that have at least one meat-free day in their week helped their family budget... (We can) make a huge difference for the better and set a new pattern for the future of this beautiful planet that we all inhabit," he said.


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