The charmed actress, Gwyneth Patrow, compiled family favorite recipes into a cookbook titled, My Father’s Daughter, that’s slated for publication in April 2011.
Gwyneth Paltrow, 37, known for roles in Shakespear in Love and Iron Man, is more than just a beautiful, award-winning movie star. She lives in London with her British husband, Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay, and their two children. She launched her lifestyle newsletter Goop in September 2008. And not only has Gwenyth tackled a Web site that houses Goop all her newsletters, a rocker husband, and a respectable, successful acting career, she’s also become a fitness guru with business partner and personal trainer Tracy Anderson.
Yet, Gwyneth proves that she still has more passion and more to accomplish, and she has taken it into the kitchen. Leading food writer and critic, Jeffrey Steingarten, had the opportunity to cook and chat with the now kitchen connoisseur. He shared his experience as a feature in the Vogue August issue. Jeffrey learned that, “the recipes in My Father’s Daughter come from Gwyneth’s family, from simple restaurant dishes she’s liked, and occasionally from cookbooks… But her father’s cooking plays the leading role.”
Gwyneth told Jeffrey and Vogue, “I always feel closest to my father, who was the love of my life until his death in 2002, when I am in the kitchen. I will never forget how concentrated he looked in the kitchen… The most striking aspect about his cooking was how much joy he derived from feeding people that he loved. I mean, genuine, bursting happiness…
This book is meant to channel the ethos of my father by sharing the greatest gifts that he imparted to me. Invest in what’s real. Clean as you go. Drink while you cook. Make it fun. It doesn’t have to be complicated. It will be what it will be.”
Next year fans and cooks alike can expect recipes in Gwyneth’s cookbook such as “gazpacho, corn chowder, chicken and dumplings, and Bruce Paltrow’s World Famous Pancakes.”