I like Gwyneth Paltrow. And I think her cookbooks are fantastic. I’ve still got “My Father’s Daughter” in heavy rotation. Which is why I was especially pleased to see that on goop.com, they are selling signed copies of the book. I ordered several for my Gifty McGifty gift closet.


A few of my favorite recipes from the first book:

The Fish Stew

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A quick and easy version of bouillabaisse that is really delicious. I make this a lot when we go to our friends’ country house. I’ve made it so often you can see the stains on the page.

The Hot Nicoise salad

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As GP describes it, she made this recipe up on a cold London day. It is a great winter salad and we make it all the time.

The Vietnamese Prawn Sandwich

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Mr. McGifty loves a good bahn-mi. This, he says, is a very acceptable substitute.