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My father's daughter : delicious, easy recipes celebrating family & togetherness
Gwyneth Paltrow
Adult Nonfiction TX715 .P1846 2011

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Award-winning actress and mother of two, Paltrow pays posthumous tribute to her much-adored father who passed along to her a deep love and appreciation for good food. From an early age, she was his eager eating companion and developed a diverse palate that relished everything from egg creams to oysters to blue cheese. Their dining ventures morphed into joint cooking get-togethers where dad instilled the notion that a meal made for one's family is an expression of love. This is evident in the simple and mostly healthy recipes she shares, as prepared for family and friends, in this warm and inviting collection. Paltrow showcases a wealth of dishes, from soups to pastas to main courses and more. Highlights include fried rice with kale and scallions, sole a la grenobloise, and her mother's blueberry muffins. A helpful pantry section includes recipes for basics such as slow-roasted tomatoes and numerous types of stocks. While many recipes are vegetarian, Paltrow does include meat dishes, including cheesy stuffed burgers and cassoulet. Her chapter on side dishes is superb and appealing enough to take center stage, especially her sauteed greens with onions and soy sauce, maple-Dijon roasted winter vegetables, and crispy potato and garlic cakes. Filled with charming personal anecdotes, this book convinces that healthy food can be delicious as well as good for you-and that a father's passion can endure. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

This beautiful book offers intriguing insight into Academy Award-winning actress Paltrow. More than just a cookbook, this feast is part memoir and part tribute and, most important, a celebration of food and family. Paltrow recounts her youth in California and shopping the fresh farmer's markets with her father, the late producer/director Bruce Paltrow. Indeed, cooking with fresh ingredients is still her passion. Her soups all begin with homemade stock, and she includes salads galore and offers suggestions for preparing ahead as well as vegetarian and vegan versions of many recipes. Paltrow's internationally inspired palate is evident in pasta recipes from Sweet Potato Ravioli to a more traditional Penne Puttanesca. The Seafood Paella Mama Style is a dish she learned to prepare while living with a Spanish family as a foreign exchange student. Sumptuous photographs bring the dishes to life. Verdict Paltrow's prose flows with a passion and gratitude for all things food and family. Her book is as warm and enticing as her Blythe's Savory Bread Pudding. [See Prepub Exploded, BookSmack! 10/7/10.]-Graciela Monday, Johnson City Lib., TX (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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