In addition to being half of the greatest songwriting duo of all time, Paul McCartney is the world's most famous vegetarian. He feel so strongly about animal rights, he's refused to even sit on leather chairs. McCartney and his wife Linda, who passed away in 1998, also launched a line of vegan food products, and thanks to the popularity of shows like "Top Chef," he's now spearheading a contest for veggie-loving British fans to submit a new meatless dish for Linda McCartney Foods. The contest is called "Kitchen Table: The Search for the UK's Tastiest Meat Free Dish," and in addition to being the brains behind a Beatle-approved food product, you can also win a cooker and a handmade kitchen table! Details and video at McCartney's official site.
For a hilarious look at McCartney's love of vegetables, take a trip down memory lane to Springfield, where Paul and Linda once helped indoctrinate Lisa Simpson into a vegan lifestyle (Unfortunately McCartney's cameo is not available online, so just enjoy this Macca-less clip from the episode):
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- Linda McCartney Foods