Feasting Pretty: My Father’s Daughter Cookbook by Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow gets a bad rap from many people so if you are not a fan I understand this post may not be for you.  When I first read that she was going to create a cookbook I knew I needed it in my kitchen repertoire.  I am still envious of her foodie road tour in Spain with Mario Batali because I fell in love with authentic Spanish food when I visited in 2007.  Thank goodness for José Andrés and I live in the DC area.

I look forward every week to her GOOP newsletter and I always find something helpful in it.  My Father’s Daughter resonated with me because I am definitely my father’s daughter.  I can’t wait to get my hands on this cookbook.  As much as I love my mom and our closeness, my personality is definitely that of my father.  I also understand her intense love for father and how his death transformed her.

I feel closest to my father when I cook.  Especially when I cook for my mother who can’t cook her way out of paper bag.  My father created many things from scratch.  I’m still trying to perfect homemade mayo, barbecue sauce, and butter.  He taught me food is love and nothing brings people together like food.  He also taught me the importance of fresh food, the best ingredients, top quality cookware, and not apologizing for loving a good meal.

 

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  1. Caitlin says:

    Such a great cookbook! I love, love, looove her recipe for tuna burgers. The recipes call for some interesting high-quality ingredients that can be hard to find, but the taste is so worth it.

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