Friday, April 8, 2011


Gwyneth Explains It All

"I grew up going to the island of Nantucket (off the coast of Massachusetts) at the end of every summer." —God bless Eater for rounding up the best lines in Gwyneth Paltrow's new cookbook.

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13) "One evening when I had my wood-burning stove going I realized I hadn't thought of dessert." For heaven's sakes. But still, I love that GOOP email every week.


Except this week with all her crazy radiation talk.


oh dear, i know! i couldn't even read it all the way through. my relationship with her is so tortured.


My favorite-- "Through this process my father and daughter had unwittingly taught me the importance of balance. Could I use some butter and cheese and eggs in my cooking without going down some kind of hippie shame spiral? Yes. Of course I could."

You go, girl!

And as for, ""We've got a wood-burning pizza oven in the garden—a luxury, I know, but it's one of the best investments I've ever made."

Unless you plan to sell the pizzas that come out of said wood-burning oven, it's really not an investment. It's just a purchase!


"I first had a version of this at a Japanese monastery during a silent retreat—don't ask, it's a long story."

Ten steps ahead of you on the not asking, Gwyneth.


Her neck is so very very long!


They left out "anyway, I boringly digress." !!!


I remember the first time I had gazpacho like it was yesterday. It was at the suggestion of my hippie girlfriend and it was the cheapest thing on the menu and we were poor. It was served in a marginally clean white bowl and I had a nice big water w/lemon on the side. I know it sounds fancy, but trust me, it was worth it!


This is begging *begging* for the Chloe Sevigny treatment.


This is such a treat! She is insufferable yet so hot.


STRONGLY disagree about the "hot" thing. Though she does have a pizza oven in her yard.


Poolside pizza oven = success.


Shes the J. Peterman of cooking.


"After the bank foreclosed on the business and pilfered our possessions, we spent one charming winter as a family chopping the remaining furniture to heat our home. It was then that my father pushed the boundaries of imagination with brown rice and Reagan Cheese."

Oh wait...that was from "MY Father's Daughter," sorry.


i fondly recall my childhood in the banjo-playing outback of the lower sierra nevada foothills, wherein we ate those sturdyily boxed items that can be procured with stamps issued by teh charming lady in the public health office. my father once made me a treat handed down to him; take a piece of wonderbread and pull off the crust, roll the dough thing around between your palms. via the alchemy of sweat and heat, the bread will densify into a doughball. drop it in the sugar tin, roll it around, and pop it in your mouth- 'white trash donut', he called it. serve to friends!


Other "fast" food items in the world according to Gwyneth: Osso Bucco, Kalua Pig, Three Day Coconut Cake.


This is why I love Gwyneth.

Hana Maru

"'favorite vegetarian friend' Stella McCartney"
What an honor, lol

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