Some critics are accusing Eva Longoria of resorting to some pretty trashy tactics to boost publicity for her new cookbook, Eva's Kitchen, including staging a wardrobe malfunction on David Letterman and talking about her marriage trouble with ex-husband Tony Parker.
But those accusations are comical and completely absurd. Longoria doesn't need to use stupid stunts to sell her cookbook: Eva's Kitchen can pretty much sell itself!
The gorgeous Desperate Housewives star might not seem like the obvious cookbook author, but as it turns out, Longoria's got a foodie side. She grew up on Tex-Mex food, is a lifelong cook, and co-owns two restaurants -- both called Beso -- in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Her cookbook is a collection of her favorite recipes; some of them are family recipes while others she created personally. She told PopEater.com:
I have cooked my entire life ... Food is always comforting to me. It's a place of happiness. I enjoy being alone in the kitchen more than anything. It has helped me through many hard times.
And, from the recipes I've seen so far, she's not kidding: Her chunky guacamole and tortilla soup sound absolutely delicious and comforting. It looks the pampered housewife who never steps foot inside a kitchen is just a character she plays on TV!
And to the critics who accuse her of capitalizing on her divorce to sell cookbooks, Longoria had this to say:
I'm on this cookbook press tour so I've been doing a lot of press. I'm not on the 'let's talk about life after Tony' tour, and so every time someone asks me how I'm doing, I say, 'I'm fine, I'm fine' ... I would never in my life use my pain to sell something and I think it's very personal.
Not only is Longoria a good cook, she's a classy cook, through and through.
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