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My Father's Daughter

Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness

Paltrow, Gwyneth, 1972-

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
My Father's Daughter
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The Academy Award-winning actress ("Shakespeare in Love") and avid foodie shares a sumptuous collection of recipes and gorgeous photographs celebrating the joy of preparing food for loved ones, a passion she learned from her beloved father.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Life & Style, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446557313
0446557315
Branch Call Number: 641.5973 P
Characteristics: 271 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.

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You can find brown rice syrup at the Bulk Barn!

She looks like she could stand to eat some of these recipes! She is too thin.

Jan 12, 2013
  • Mommy2Maayan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I was so skeptical of this book, but WOW. It is fantastic! It has inspired me in my cooking (which is saying something because I cook a LOT and love cooking anyways). The recipes are so simple, healthy and out of this world. This book reminded me of the incredible flavours that can be added to my dishes by using lemon zest, basil and lime juice, among others.
Just get this book...it's so fantastic. I'm going to buy my own copy.

Mar 21, 2012
  • mtri rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A lovely compilation of recipes and some beautiful passages about her family--try making the pancakes; delicious!

Aug 15, 2011
  • redwallflower rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Some recipes look good, others I would never try.

Looking forward to making the slow-roasted tomatoes and the peanut butter cookies.

Is there anything this woman can't do?

"This is a beginner’s book, appropriate to first-apartment dwellers who have found sophistication in wardrobe and employment but not yet in the kitchen. But it isn’t bad for that, if you can keep the snark about a stick-thin celebrity who used to be a vegan writing a book on what she learned about cooking from her wealthy television-producer father at bay (which is, let me tell you, difficult). Paltrow’s recipe for rotisserie-style roast chicken, pulled in equal measure from the chef Joël Robuchon and the Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles, helps a great deal."
NYT.

At least she's not singing.

Apr 15, 2011
  • TheSponge rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Although Gwyneth Paltrow has taken a bit of teasing for the highbrow tone of her book, My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family and Togetherness, it's clear she loves food and wants to pass on her enthusiasm.
I found that in the end, I enjoyed the book...however, I'm still looking for brown rice syrup...not all of the ingredients will be easily accessible for everyone.

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