Gwyneth Paltrow can certainly be described as today’s renaissance woman. Is there anything she can’t do well, for cryin’ out loud? Her list of of accomplishments is impressive– Oscar-winning actress, mother to lil’ ones Apple and Moses, lifestyle guru including her mega-popular website GOOP, and newly minted status as a singer/musician thanks to her role in the recent film Country Strong.  Her latest endeavor? Domestic diva. Last week Gwyneth launched her new cookbook, “My Father’s Daughter,” in NYC playing host to a crowd of A-list celebrity friends like Jay-Z, Jerry Seinfeld, Cameron Diaz and beau Alex Rodriguez, Martha Stewart and hubby, Chris Martin of Coldplay. The book is filled with family recipes and pays tribute to Paltrow’s dad Bruce, who passed away in 2002. She credits him with teaching her how to cook while cultivating her love for food.

The cookbook includes 150 meal ideas – all originals from Gwyneth’s kitchen. “I think my dad would be pretty proud,” Gywneth told Access Hollywood. “He would be happy that I’ve sort of put all of his life lessons and all of the cooking stuff into a book as a tribute to him.” When asked if she really cooks, she quipped “I do. Every day. I think it is really important to make food yourself.” She is also quick to extinguish references of becoming the next Martha Stewart. “I’m not trying to be the next Martha Stewart. I’m just a busy working mom and it’s like, this is how I do it. This is my food and how I make it.” And Gwynnie undoubtedly does it with a lot of style, as she does here in classic Ray Ban aviators.  –rpuccia

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