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An Excerpt From Gwyneth Paltrow’s Cookbook

A little while ago, we showed you an excerpt from Gwyneth Paltrow’s upcoming children’s book Princess Perfect. Now, we have an excerpt from her new cookbook. After reading this, it’s no wonder people are calling her the prettier, more down-to-Earth Martha Stewart!

Gwyneth’s Grilled Cheese

Sometimes after a three-hour dance workout and a Vogue photo shoot (in the same day!) I just don’t have the time or the energy to watch my private chef prepare an elaborate meal. So, I relish those recipes that are quick and that the children love. Here is one that is so simple and easy, even the nanny can whip it up in a pinch.

Send your assistant or grocery concierge to pick up the following items at the local upscale farmer’s market or Whole Foods (if you’re shopping on a budget):

1 kilo Caciocavallo Podolico cheese. You may have to fly this in from Italy. If you don’t have your own private plane for cheese runs (I myself am sharing my cheese jet-this economy!), you can substitute any quality cheese. My children adore this farm fresh cheddar made from the milk of an albino cow that lives in a Scottish castle. It’s only available once a year, but at $500 a lb, it’s quite affordable!

5 ounces white truffles, shaved

1 loaf of sourdough bread. But make sure that it’s freshly prepared by your live-in baker in your backyard bread oven. A splurge, I know, but so totally worth it!

Feel free to add any of the following if you have them lying around the house: caviar, foie gras, Wagyu beef, or lobster.

Once grilled, adorn the bread with a bit of edible gold leaf.

Once the ingredients are assembled, sit back, have a glass of wine and wait as your chef prepares your meal. Be sure to call the children to dinner and don’t be upset if they ask to take their plates upstairs to eat with their nannies. Also, don’t be upset when you hear the children call their nannies Mommy. It’s certainly just a phase, right?

Then, smell your sandwich, or, if you’re feeling naughty, have a bite. Yummy! My mother used to have our cook make this for me as a little girl, so it brings back such wonderful memories. Then, if you decided to have that bite, it’s time for another three hours of dance aerobics to burn off the calories!


Gwyneth Paltrow Writes Children’s Book

It was announced today that Gwyneth Paltrow has written a children’s book, and we got a peek at the finished product! It’s called The Perils of Princess Perfect. Gwyneth said she wanted to write the book because: “Growing up, I always felt a little bit odd. People seemed to resent how beautiful, rich, talented and special I was. Sometimes it could be really tough. In writing this story, I want to give other exceptional, privileged children something that they could relate to. It’s something that I wish I had had growing up.”

The Perils of Princess Perfect

Princess Perfect was born in a castle to a very rich and beautiful queen and a handsome king. Everyone who met Princess Perfect agreed that she was the smartest, most beautiful creature that the world had ever seen.

When Princess Perfect grew up, she found that she was good at everything she did. Whenever the palace would put on a play, she would be picked to play the lead. She also had a singing voice so beautiful, she made the birds sound tone deaf.  She wore the most beautiful clothes. The princess was also a wonderful cook who showed the other more experienced cooks what they were doing wrong, and how they could do it better.

But not everyone was pleased with Princess Perfect. They were jealous of how perfect she was. They said mean things about her. They even called her names like snob and pretentious. Names that most children her age would not understand, but Princess Perfect did since she was so much more advanced.

“Mama,” said Princess Perfect, with a slight British accent. “Why do people hate me?”

“Oh, my dear,” said the Queen. “People just don’t understand how someone can be so perfect.”

Princess Perfect hung her flawless head. Her beautiful golden hair fell over her slender shoulders. “Maybe I could try being not so perfect.”

“No,” said the Queen. She placed her hand under Princess Perfect’s chin and lifted her face toward hers. “Never stop being who you are.”

So from that day forward, Princess Perfect continued to do everything perfectly, and soon, everyone in the world loved her. And even if they didn’t, Princess Perfect took comfort in the fact that she would always be better than them.

The End


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