Gwyneth Paltrow | It's All Good

I'll admit that I pre-ordered Gwyneth Paltrow's new book "It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great."  (It was joined with "How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter" to get free shipping.  You know how it is.)

I try to eat mostly vegan and many vegetarian cookbooks rely heavily on cheese, eggs, and processed substitutes.  Gwyneth's book, politely I'm sure, suggests no coffee, no alcohol, no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, no shellfish, no deepwater fish, no potatoes, no tomatoes, no bell pepper, no eggplant, no wheat, no meat, and no soy.  It will be interesting to see the recipes she can vouch for with such strict restrictions.

This article in the Washington Post, "Gwyneth Paltrow: We love to hate her, but we’ll buy her cookbook anyway" sums up why we will subject ourselves to the gratuitous ratio of author photos to recipe photos and lines like, "I once overnighted a batch from London to my manager in Los Angeles who was doing the clean program and was dying for a cookie! They did not disappoint."  Gwyneth offers a glimpse into the utopia of an endless food budget and time galore to worry about all these issues, while we can just skim what we like and move on.

Will you be buying Gwyneth's newest vanity project?

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