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When Celebrities Cook: Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow (who word has it will appear/sing yet again on Glee tonight), has just come out with a new cookbook. My Father's Daughter may be part of a trend of celebrities cashing in on America's food-obsessed culture. Paltrow, Eva Longoria, and Debi Mazar, are just some of the celebrities getting in the food game. But, Paltrow's book has some people mocking her tone.

Just like when her online lifestyle newsletter and website GOOP came out, people think her I'm-just-like-you-tone is disingenuous given that she's a star, with way more means than most. "Forget you!," the Oscar-winning, Grammy-singing 38-year-old mother of two will likely say.

Her food obsession appears genuine even if it can seem like she is burning off most of the calories she eats. In 2008 Paltrow was featured on a PBS food show with Chef Mario Batali and Mark Bittman eating their way through Spain, and she's spotlighted her food interest in GOOP through the years. Take a look at this GOOP food video for making a simple roast chicken with potatoes and salad.

What do you think? Are you going to run out and buy your favorite celeb's cookbook? Or, do you think they should leave the cooking to the professionals (you know, those folks that worked their way up through the service industry all those years)?

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