Tuesday January 8, 2013
Gwyneth Paltrow to release second cookbook in April
AFTER writing a cookbook based on her childhood experiences cooking with her filmmaker dad Bruce – an endeavour that received mixed reviews last year – American actress Gwyneth Paltrow is set to release a follow-up cookery book based on a restrictive “elimination diet”, which she claims has helped her shed pounds and feel more energetic.
To be released on April 2, It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good And Feel Great is a collection of 185 “restorative” dishes that also come with a slew of food restrictions: recipes are sugar-free, non-dairy, vegetarian, wheat-free and non-alcoholic.
Not unlike a detox plan, the book is based on an “elimination diet” prescribed by her doctor when she was feeling fatigued and faint, anaemic, vitamin D-deficient and stressed”, reads the official publisher’s book description.
“After changing her diet, Paltrow healed totally, felt more energetic and looked great.”
The pitch? Eat like Paltrow and readers will likewise shed the pounds and find more energy.
Recipes include dishes like Huevos Rancheros, Hummus Tartine with Scallion-Mint Pesto, Salmon Burgers with Pickled Ginger, Power Brownies and Banana “Ice Cream”.
Meanwhile, though the book has yet to be published, popular food blog Eater.com – which doled out a merciless review of My Father’s Daughter – has shown no signs of backing down from its anti-Paltrow perch and panned her sophomore effort already, based on her debut effort last year: “Will the followup book continue down this path of faux-populism and rich person dietary condemnation? You betcha.”
Eater called My Father’s Daughter a “vanity project from a rich person completely unafraid to casually boast about her life of privilege”.
Publisher’s Weekly, however, called it “a warm and inviting collection” filled with “charming personal anecdotes”.
It’s All Good is to be published as both an ebook and hardcover by Hachette Book Group. – AFP Relaxnews