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Paul McCartney‘s daughter Mary shares her family food traditions on her discovery+ series Mary McCartney Serves it Up. During the premiere episode of season 2, she welcomed her famous father, Beatles icon Paul McCartney to her kitchen, where they enjoyed a family favorite Sunday dinner. The British photographer invited Paul to cook with her and share their family’s holiday traditions in a special episode of the series, focusing on vegetarian cuisine.

Paul McCartney and his daughter Mary pose on the red carpet for the premiere of "Get Back."
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Paul McCartney’s Favorite Sunday Dinner Is…

The Beatles legendary bassist and lyricist who was part of the Fab Four alongside John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr adhere to a vegetarian diet. It is a way of life he began in 1975 alongside his wife Linda and their family, including Mary, sisters Stella and Heather, and brother James.

Therefore, when it came to replicating a traditional British Sunday Roast dinner, McCartney yearned for tastes that reminded him of his favorite meal while adhering to his family’s meat-free lifestyle.

His daughter Mary came up with a stress-free version of her mother’s labor-intensive recipe, which included veggie burgers and sausage, soul sauce, vegetable oil, garlic, and eggs as shared in the cookbook Linda McCartney’s Home Cooking. The mixture was made into a loaf in Linda’s recipe and stuffed with bread, celery, onion, and herbs before sealing the mix inside the loaf and baking.

Mary McCartney’s version is stress-free and delicious

Mary McCartney on the set of Mary McCartney Serves it Up.
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She purchases vegetarian chicken roasts from the supermarket and seasons them with olive oil and rosemary and bakes them until cooked through. She browns the top to ensure a flavorful exterior.

“In England, we have things called Sunday roast, and it’s sort of very much like a Thanksgiving kind of a festive dinner,” says Mary of her discovery+ series.

As for sides, Mary prepared added Stir-fried Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Parsnips, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. She also made vegan Yorkshire Pudding.

When he was a child, Paul said, “we didn’t know people put gravy on Yorkshire pudding. For us, it was a golden syrup. Yorkshire puddings were dessert.”

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During the episode, Mary revealed that her famous father always has a critical job during the family’s Sunday dinners.

“Dad does the slicing. Traditionally he always sliced the roast,” she said.

“Then I get all the trimmings together and a nice red onion gravy,” McCartney explained.

Fans reacted to McCartney’s favorite food tradition in the comments section of the Instagram post.

“I was surprised to see a vegan roast. I love how Paul continues to hold onto family traditions,” wrote one fan.

“This is everything, he is so proud of his daughter, and she loves cooking for him,” penned a second fan.

“This roast looks delicious, Mr. McCartney, I can’t wait to try it,” claimed a third viewer.

The complete recipe for Mary McCartney’s version of a Sunday Roast is available on the Food Network website.

The second season of Mary McCartney Serves it Up is currently streaming on discovery+.