Whether you know Gwyneth Paltrow from Shakespeare in Love fame or as the budding songstress wife to Coldplay’s Chris Martin, this mother of two has plenty of other skills up her sleeve. The latest? Cooking.
In April, Paltrow will release My Father’s Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family and Togetherness, her first cookbook that will include a variety of healthy, quick, weeknight dinner recipes for families.
“In the last ten years or so, cooking has become my main ancillary passion in life,” Paltrow writes in the book. “The stove is the epicenter of my house — I am never far away from it and most of the time there is something atop it, simmering away for my family.”
Paltrow has made headlines in the past about her diet and exercise habits, from maintaining a macrobiotic diet to making controversial comments about exercise. Now, she is focusing on healthful foods and reducing the amount of sugar in her family’s diet.
“I am constantly thinking about ways to give my children something filled with as much nutritional value as possible,” Paltrow wrote. “More often than not when I prepare desserts, I am thinking about keeping the sugar intake low, as well as limiting other ingredients that don’t do us any favors.”
Her cookbook is in part, a tribute to her father, Bruce Paltrow, a film and television director and producer, with whom she shares a love of cooking.
“I can still hear [my father] over my shoulder, heckling me, telling me to be careful with my knife, moaning with pleasure over a bite of something in the way only a Jew from Long Island can,” Paltrow wrote. “His shoulders doing most of the talking.”
Will you purchase Paltrow’s cookbook when it becomes available?