In short, the answer is yes. Celebrity aside, My Father's Daughter is filled with really wonderful recipes—healthy, for the most part, but largely accessible, everyday food that most of us would be more than happy to enjoy. She's gone heavy on the veggies and sustainable seafood, perhaps a concept gleaned from her buddy Bittman?
There are, of course, plenty of asides that let you know that Paltrow lives a life that's a bit out of the ordinary—for example, her decision not to eat factory farmed pork and beef was inspired by her good friend Leonardo DiCaprio and she really does think that a $60 bottle of olive oil is a savvy investment.
But all in all, My Father's Daughter is a solid cookbook complete with clear recipes illustrated with lovely photos, and plenty of dishes that are just as healthful as they are delicious.
This weekend, in addition to giving away five copies of My Father's Daughter, we are going to be testing out a few recipes and sharing our results. First up, a Duck Ragu that was taught to her by Jamie Oliver.
Win 'My Father's Daughter'
Thanks to the generous folks over at Grand Central Life & Style, we are giving away five (5) copies of My Father's Daughter this week. All you have to do is tell us about which celebrity you'd like to see authoring a cookbook in the comments section below.