Gwyneth Paltrow -- and particularly her website GOOP -- gets picked on a lot for being pretentious and unrelatable especially when compared to the average mom. But can I tell you a secret? I've never had a problem with her; in fact, I kind of like reading her stuff. Isn't that the whole point of paying attention to celebrities -- to see how the more glamorous people live?
In the August issue of Vogue, the Academy Award-winning actress talks about something that a lot of us can relate to: cooking with her dad (the late Bruce Paltrow).
And in the intro to her new cookbook, My Father's Daughter, she opens up:
"I always feel closest to my father, who was the love of my life until his death in 2002, when I am in the kitchen ... I can still hear him over my shoulder ... heckling me, telling me to be careful with my knife, moaning with pleasure over a bite of something in only the way a Jew from Long Island can."
Awww. See? Maybe Gwyneth really does have more in common with us than we originally thought.
Her cookbook isn't due out until April 2011, but rumors say it will include recipes for gazpacho, corn chowder, homemade pizza, and French fries -- baked, of course (this is coming from the detox queen, after all). I, for one, can't wait.
Are you a Gwyneth fan? Are you excited for her cookbook?
Image via Vogue.com