Gwyneth pens a cookbook
Sydney: Gwyneth Paltrow has penned a cookbook, titled ‘My Father`s Daughter’, in memory of her late dad.
The ‘Iron Man’ actress’s father Bruce Paltrow died in 2002 from pneumonia after battling throat cancer and she launched the book because she feels close to him when she is making new dishes.
"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 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 in only the way a Jew from Long Island can, his shoulders doing most of the talking. I will never forget how concentrated he looked in the kitchen. It was as if the deliciousness of the food would convey the love he felt in direct proportion,” a news daily quoted the actress as saying.
She added, "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."
The 37-year-old star hopes to spread word of her father`s "ethos" through the book, recommending that everyone should enjoy an alcoholic drink while cooking.
"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," she added to America`s Vogue magazine.