Gwyneth Paltrow launches book in memory of father

Last Updated: Jul 09, 2010, 19:16 PM IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow has launched a new cookbook in memory of her father Bruce, who succumbed to pneumonia in 2002. Calling her father the love of her life, the `Iron Man` star said that she is dedicating the book titled ``My Father`s Daughter`` as she feels close to him whenever she cooks new dishes, reported Vogue magazine online.

"I always felt closest to my father, who was the love of my life until his death in 2002, when I am in the kitchen. I can still hear him over my shoulder, heckling me, telling me to be careful with my knife, moaning with pleasure over a bite of something," said Paltrow.

The 37-year-old actress said through the book she hoped to spread the "ethos" on cooking imparted to her father. "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," said Paltrow.

She also added that health food was not a priority, it was about fun, deliciousness and togetherness. "Health food was never really on the agenda, it was about fun and deliciousness and togetherness.

The most striking aspect about his cooking was how much joy he derived from feeding people that he loved. I mean, genuine, bursting happiness," said Paltrow.

PTI

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