Paul McCartney's cheesy Yuletide
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 December 2008
Former Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney has revealed he once had macaroni cheese for Christmas dinner when he first stopped eating meat
Sir Paul McCartney once had macaroni cheese for Christmas dinner.
The former Beatles star - whose late wife Linda McCartney was a famous vegetarian and launched a range of meat-free products and recipe books - revealed how his family coped without turkey for their festive meal when they first stopped meat in the 70s.
He said: "We had all the trimmings but we needed something to simulate the turkey. So Linda made macaroni cheese. It was good, then she let it stand so it went solid and I was able to slice it.
"It kind of worked so we called it the macaroni turkey."
However, the 66-year-old singer - who lost his wife to breast cancer in 1998 - admitted he now opts for a meat-substitute dish from Linda's range.
He added: "Today we've moved on and you can buy the Linda McCartney roast."
Paul is now dating businesswoman Nancy Shevell, 47, following his bitter divorce from Heather Mills in March.