My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family and Togetherness

My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family and Togetherness

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by Gwyneth Paltrow
     
 

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The Academy-Award winning actress and avid foodie shares a sumptuous collection of recipes and gorgeous photographs celebrating the joy of preparing food for loved ones, a passion she learned from her beloved father.

As an actress, author, trendsetter, creator of goop.com, and host of the popular PBS series, Spain: On the Road Again, Gwyneth Paltrow

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The Academy-Award winning actress and avid foodie shares a sumptuous collection of recipes and gorgeous photographs celebrating the joy of preparing food for loved ones, a passion she learned from her beloved father.

As an actress, author, trendsetter, creator of goop.com, and host of the popular PBS series, Spain: On the Road Again, Gwyneth Paltrow is an icon of style and good taste around the world. As a young girl eating and cooking with her father, Bruce Paltrow, she developed a passion for food that has shaped how she lives today and strengthened her belief that time with family is a priority. Now in MY FATHER'S DAUGHTER, Paltrow shares her favorite family recipes along with personal stories of growing up with her father, Bruce Paltrow. She discusses how he has influenced her in the food she loves, how she involves her kids in cooking, and how she balances healthy food with homemade treats. And, for the first time, Paltrow offers a glimpse into her life as daughter, mother and wife, sharing her thoughts on the importance of family and togetherness.

Complete with 150 delicious ideas for breakfast, sandwiches and burgers, soups, salads, main dishes, sides, and desserts, this beautifully illustrated book includes full-color photos throughout, many featuring Paltrow at home with her family and friends. MY FATHER'S DAUGHTER is a luscious collection that will inspire readers to cook great food with the people who mean the most to them.

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From its title onward, the spirit of Gwyneth Paltrow's father permeates this book: "I will never forget how concentrated he looked in the kitchen, it almost looked like a grimace or a frown if you didn't know him. He practiced incredible care and precision when he was preparing food. It was as if the deliciousness of the food would convey the love he felt in direct proportion." That attentiveness and family warmth is an ever-present component of the Oscar-winning actress' sumptuous new cookbook. My Father's Daughter contains 150 recipes artfully adjusted from several world cuisines and presented with unusually meticulous cooking instructions. Separate chapters cover pantry provisions; soups; salads; burgers & sandwiches; pastas; main courses; side dishes; breakfast; and desserts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446557313
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
04/13/2011
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
148,624
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Gwyneth Paltrow is a mother and an actress, splitting her time between London and New York. Her website at www.goop.com covers food, crafts, fashion and fitness.

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My Father's Daughter 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly enjoyed this cookbook. So far I've mostly tried the side dishes. My favorite recipe so far is the maple-dijon roasted winter vegetables (page 194), which is easy to make and unbelievably delicious. Some of the recipes require somewhat unusual ingredients, but there is a list at the back of the book of internet sources for these ingredients. For instance, the spiced apple crumb muffins require spelt, but it's a good (and tasty) recipe for those just starting to bake with flours other than all-purpose wheat.
Tania_Katherine More than 1 year ago
So many people are going to judge this book just because of who wrote it. DON'T DO that - you'll miss out on a great cookbook. First off, the book is beautiful. The pages are intricate and there's something special with numerous mouthwatering photos. Gwen pushes toward keeping things organic, whole and family friendly. There are some more basic recipes - like a macrobiotic hot sauce and pasta recipe - as well as more advanced, fancy things like a Chinese duck, roasted whole fish and more. The book has salad, soup, pasta, burger, main dish, side and desert areas with recipes of varying levels in each section. Some are easy, some are harder. Some are healthy, some are not so much. Great book - the 5 recipes or so I've made from it have all been PHENOMENAL (one of her muffin recipes has been made just about everyday the last week in our household!). Get the book, give it a try and forget about who wrote it or what movie you saw her in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Normally, I don't review books. I wouldn't describe myself as a big Gwyneth fan, I liked her in Sliding Doors- but I don't know anything about her or have any opinions one way or the other. That being said, I love this cookbook and find myself identifying and loving the personal touch and anecdotes about each recipe. I'm a self described foodie and have been looking for a healthier recipe book and this one fit the mold. I did have to find some additional products but she does provide alternatives so it isn't mandatory (note: most of the 'specialty' items were at Whole foods and not easily spoilt so I didn't feel like I wasted money). Oh, and the recipes are delicous! My healthy-protesting husband can't tell the difference!
smallestc More than 1 year ago
I am really enjoying this cookbook. I have tried a handful of recipes and they have all been great- from a rotiserie style chicken with corn polenta, to the oatmeal cookies everything is fresh and on the healthy side. The pictures and stories made flipping through it the first time very enjoyable. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful cookbook filled with easy, healthy and delicious recipes.
Dimitra79 More than 1 year ago
No matter who wrote it, this is a very fresh, interesting and beautiful book, written with love for life and food. All the recipes I have already tried were amazing! As for the ingredients that might be difficult to find, well, you can always use your local spices and herbs without problems, IMHO. Although my cooking is mostly mediterranean (I'm Greek), I was pleasantly surprised by this book and I highly recommend it to those who need fresh and healthy ideas for hearty food.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Love this cook book , healthy and easy .
Jeh61 More than 1 year ago
Who knew Gwyneth could cook. Her recipes are simple, natural and delicious. Also, highly recommend her follow up book "Its All Good".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My physical copy is autographed ;)
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anonymously More than 1 year ago
should have been called my fathers brat
BookWormEB More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Gynth so I thought I'd love her cookbook. She acts like these recipes are something unique when they are really just run of the mill recipes that are nothing special. Wow, pancakes. How original. And with her soup recipes, she gives you advice to nearly burn your house down by letting it cook overnight. Hello, if you leave your stove on overnight, you're asking for trouble. i nearly burned my house down with sleeping kids inside. I returned and won't be buying again. Keep your average recipes to yourself, Gynth.
rubypearl More than 1 year ago
what a joke.