Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dear Gwyneth Paltrow,

My Father's DaughterMy Father's Daughter by Gwyneth Paltrow

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Ooooooh I loved your book.

{Yes, I read cook books, and THIS LIL BEAUTY is a perfect example as to why!}

Your book is:

1. Charming. I loved immersing myself in it and feeling the feelings of familial love and nurturing.

2. Beautifully shot. You are kind of ridiculously lovely, and your kids are too cute. Plus, the food looks gorge. It made me want to serve a summer meal in my garden...like, immediately.

3. Inspiring. I feel ready to take on the home-making world again. You reminded me of how fulfilling it is to create beautiful, nutritious meals for the people I love.

4. Unpretentious. Being that you happen to be one of those "I'm super-rich and can afford to eat macrobiotic EVERYTHING plucked straight from a pesticide-free, all-organic, farmer's market that I have specially erected on my driveway twice-weekly for my starlet-y convenience, and I catch wild Salmon from a stream in my back yard and cook it within 30 minutes of catching it because I'm a big fat {okay, skinny} foodie snob snob snobbity snob." folks. {Okay, that may - or may not- be a slight exaggeration on my part.}

Frankly, I thought that your book would be annoying and feel unachievable with my current budget/lifestyle. But you are actually really cool about it. I can make most of your recipes with items from my local {non-macrobiotic/uppity} grocery store and/or with a few substitutions. You were actually {gasp!} likable in this book. {Way to go!}

5. Pretty. And I just reeeeally like things that are pretty. {So I'm a wee bit shallow, sue me.}

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2 comments:

The Blackwells said...

FYI- Those aren't her kids!! funny huh? I havent even seen the book but I saw her interviewed and she said they are friends kids and relatives. I think there is a picture of the back of her kids heads in there!

Life with Kaishon said...

I like shallow people : ) You are so pretty Lola. Even prettier than Gwynneth.