I admit it: I bought Gwyneth Paltrow’s new book, My Father’s Daughter, sight unseen because I adore her, and after watching On the Road Again, decided she knew a thing or two about cooking. I also knew it would be gorgeously designed, so if nothing else would make a lovely coffee table book. But My Father’s Daughter is an excellent cookbook, too: the recipes are simple (with readily available ingredients), and yes, beautifully photographed (which I need to get inspired). The first recipe I wanted to try was GP’s macaroni and cheese. With soccer and baseball practice always scheduled during the dinner hour, it was nice to be able to assemble it in the morning, refrigerate, and then bake off later. And for the ultimate test? My husband declared it the best mac and cheese he’s ever had, and the leftovers didn’t last very long. Next up? Blythe Danner’s blueberry muffins. Update: since writing this post, I have made the chicken milanese (with tomatoes and arugula), and the berries with caramelized cream. The recipes were straightforward; the results were excellent. Still haven’t gotten around to the blueberry muffins. Soon!
for an excerpt from my father’s daughter, click here
and to see jessica seinfeld’s interview with gwyneth, click here
and p.s. happy anniversary to my sweet husband! you’re an amazing father, husband, and part-time macaroni and cheese taster! i love you. here’s to 20 years (yes, i’m/we’re “old”) and many more ….