Gwyneth Paltrow to Write Cookbook


Feb. 4 2009, Published 9:30 a.m. ET

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Gwyneth Paltrow is branching out all over the place these days. First she started her own lifestyle newsletter, GOOP, dedicated to nourishing the inner aspect. Now the Oscar-winning actress has plans to publish her first cookbook, sweetly titled, My Father's Daughter.

According to publishers Janklow & Nesbit, the book will focus on the importance of togetherness at mealtime, emphasizing that cooking for your family is the ultimate expression of love. All the recipes have been designed with the entire family in mind.

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The tentative publication date is slated for fall, 2010. 

Gwyneth, 36, has said that she really got into cooking after the birth of her daughter in 2004. The once glamour-girl seen at the trendiest parties says she's now more content to play housewife for her husband, Coldplay's Chris Martin, and their children, Apple, 4, and Moses, 2.

Gwyneth also says she gets her love of cooking from her dad, Bruce Paltrow, who died in 2002 from throat cancer.

Gwyneth Paltrow

"My dad was a famous pancake maker and I'm working on adapting his recipe right now," she said. "I'm making mine slightly healthier."

Last fall, Gwyneth embarked on a road trip with chef Mario Batali, where the two explored and tasted their way through Spain. The trip was filmed for a PBS series Spain: On the Road Again.


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