Gwyneth Paltrow: My Father's Daughter

Gwyneth Paltrow: My Father's Daughter

If there's one room in the house that is the hub of family activity, it has to be the kitchen. As a kid, I remember watching my dad make breakfast and grabbing ingredients for my mom. All the while we'd be chatting and catching up on the day. Now that I'm a grown man with a family of my own, the same daily flurry of activity still takes place in our own kitchen. The only difference is that my wife and I are manning the stove and it's our three little boys taking turns tugging on our apron strings.

I think it's this relatable kitchen centered family tradition that draws me to Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook and mini-memoir, My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family and Togetherness. Reading passages about the values and loves instilled in her while working alongside her dad in the family kitchen reminds me of my own experiences. Paltrow's love of family and food is quite endearing and as with all her endeavors, she's just as down to earth as you could hope for an actress daughter of celebrity parents to possibly be.

 

Along with personal stories and insights into Paltrow's family values, there are tons of personal pictures, ideas to involve your kids in food preparation and, of course recipes for simple, but delectable meals, desserts, sides and sandwiches.

 

If you love hanging out with your family while you're preparing meals, you'll appreciate Gwyneth Paltrow's book. Its clear to see that she was raised in house full of love, as well as good eats.