Beyond the never-ending controversy it created in the medias, I have to admit that I love Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook. Not as much as her first one – My Father’s Daughter, which is one of my favorite recipe book ever, but I still love it… I even rushed to the library on April 2nd and paid 35$ for the hard cover. I was so looking forward to it and I wasn’t disappointed, even though people seem to dislike the fact that she has had health issues, it did take her to a path of consciousness that she is brave enough to share with us. I particularly appreciate the foreword from Dr.Habib Sadeghi- I just love what he says about Food : “Food is sacred… A lot of people think great flavour is an afterthought when it comes to “healthy” food, but if we are to be nourished by food, it needs to taste wonderful. Food must be a pleasure-filled, spiritual experience. God gave us taste buds for a reason!” The book is filled with great ideas, I especially like the soups and the salads and their asian twist, the simple technique she shares on how to make delicious fish roasted in salt. She also has smoothie recipes, healthy breakfast ideas, desserts of course, and even menus for kids. Written with her long time collaborator and friend Chef Julia Turshen, It’s All Good is an appetizing and user-friendly book that makes you want to eat healthier. And why not to try, we all need a few tips on how that!
So why are the medias so harsh on Gwyneth? All she did was to share the healthy recipes she created for herself and her family, following a scary health diagnostic that required her to go on an elimination diet, no coffee, dairy, alcohol, sugar, eggs, gluten, etc.. And she refused for her plate to be boring. Isn’t it what we all want, tasty healthy food that’s not boring? Thank you for the tips Gwyneth!