Synopses & Reviews
The Academy-Award winning actress and avid foodie shares a sumptuous collection of recipes and gorgeous photographs celebrating the joy of preparing food for loved ones, a passion she learned from her beloved father.
As an actress, author, trendsetter, creator of goop.com, and host of the popular PBS series, Spain: On the Road Again, Gwyneth Paltrow is an icon of style and good taste around the world. As a young girl eating and cooking with her father, Bruce Paltrow, she developed a passion for food that has shaped how she lives today and strengthened her belief that time with family is a priority. Now in MY FATHER'S DAUGHTER, Paltrow shares her favorite family recipes along with personal stories of growing up with her father, Bruce Paltrow. She discusses how he has influenced her in the food she loves, how she involves her kids in cooking, and how she balances healthy food with homemade treats. And, for the first time, Paltrow offers a glimpse into her life as daughter, mother and wife, sharing her thoughts on the importance of family and togetherness.
Complete with 150 delicious ideas for breakfast, sandwiches and burgers, soups, salads, main dishes, sides, and desserts, this beautifully illustrated book includes full-color photos throughout, many featuring Paltrow at home with her family and friends. MY FATHER'S DAUGHTER is a luscious collection that will inspire readers to cook great food with the people who mean the most to them.
"Award-winning actress and mother of two, Paltrow pays posthumous tribute to her much-adored father who passed along to her a deep love and appreciation for good food. From an early age, she was his eager eating companion and developed a diverse palate that relished everything from egg creams to oysters to blue cheese. Their dining ventures morphed into joint cooking get-togethers where dad instilled the notion that a meal made for one's family is an expression of love. This is evident in the simple and mostly healthy recipes she shares, as prepared for family and friends, in this warm and inviting collection. Paltrow showcases a wealth of dishes, from soups to pastas to main courses and more. Highlights include fried rice with kale and scallions, sole Ã la grenobloise, and her mother's blueberry muffins. A helpful pantry section includes recipes for basics such as slow-roasted tomatoes and numerous types of stocks. While many recipes are vegetarian, Paltrow does include meat dishes, including cheesy stuffed burgers and cassoulet. Her chapter on side dishes is superb and appealing enough to take center stage, especially her sautÃ©ed greens with onions and soy sauce, maple-Dijon roasted winter vegetables, and crispy potato and garlic cakes. Filled with charming personal anecdotes, this book convinces that healthy food can be delicious as well as good for you and that a father's passion can endure. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWxyz LLC)
andldquo;Sometimes it can feel like designer coffee table books are a dime a dozen. Yes, the photos are gorgeous and the clothes to-die-for, but they somehow all seem to leave a bit to be desired. Not so with Tory Burchandlsquo;s new (and first) book, Tory Burch: In Color, which has just skyrocketed to the top of our must-buy listandmdash;and itandrsquo;s not just because we love the designer.andrdquo;
andldquo;Might trigger envy with its sunny imagery of places, people, music and memories that inspire Burchandrsquo;s designs, but it might also inspire a dreamy January vacation.andrdquo;
andldquo;The fashion mogul draws readers into her vibrant world in a new book full of her guiding passions.andquot;
andldquo;Tory Burchand#39;s new book is all about color, a compilation of all of the influences that inspire her, from people to music to art to culture to travel to home design.andrdquo;
andldquo;A multifaceted look book illustrating where the design icon finds inspiration. While some of her sources (Paris, Yves Saint Laurent, lush gardens) are to be expected, othersandmdash;obscure poems, hip-hop artists, apricotsandmdash;provide a deeper perspective on how a former art history student built a fashion empire.andrdquo;
Now a New York Times bestseller!
Tory Burch sees the world in color, inspired by people, places, and ideasandmdash;all of which influence her brand, synonymous with print and color. In her first book, she explores what living in color means to her.and#160;The book is organized by color, each one brought to life through images of her own collections and travels; how she entertains; style icons; the works of artists, authors, and interior designers she admires; and the advice of business leadersandmdash;many of whom are interviewed within.
The book also offers a glimpse into the more personal moments in Toryandrsquo;s life, such as family trips with her boys or the indelible ways in which her parents, Buddy and Reva Robinson, influenced her collection, company, and philosophy.
The foreword is written by Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condandeacute; Nast and editor-in-chief ofand#160;Vogue, and the cover features Damien Hirstand#39;sand#160;Beautiful Primal Urges Rug, andcopy; Damien Hirst and Science Ltd., all rights reserved / DACS, London / ARS, NY 2014. Courtesy of Other Criteria.and#160;100% of the gross proceeds received by Tory Burch LLC from the sale of this book will benefit the Tory Burch Foundation.
About the Author
Tory Burch is CEO and designer of Tory Burch, an American lifestyle brand known for color, print, and eclectic details. Raised in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Tory Burch graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in art history, and then moved to New York to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She worked in public relations and marketing for influential American designers before launching Tory Burch in 2004 with a small boutique in Manhattan and toryburch.com. A dedicated philanthropist, Tory launched the Tory Burch Foundation in 2009 to support the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs and their families in the United States.and#160;
Tory Burch has been recognized with numerous awards, including the CFDA for Accessory Designer of the Year, Glamourandrsquo;s Women of the Year, Forbesandrsquo; Most Powerful Women in the World, and Vanity Fairandrsquo;s International Best-Dressed List.and#160;
Tory lives in New York City with her three sons.and#160;