Gywneth Paltrow’s Cookbooks Might Kill You

It’s a good thing most of Gwyneth Paltrow’s recipes are too expensive and involved for a real person to make because if anyone took the advice in those books they’d probably die.

Considering Paltrow thinks cramming jade eggs in your snatch will solve all your problems and decides on what animals are ok to eat based on how smart she’s decided they are, why would anyone take any advice from her ever?

It becomes pretty clear in her books that she has never cooked herself, and maybe doesn’t even know what chicken is.

From Page Six:

For example, there’s no “safe endpoint temperature” in her rotisserie-style chicken in her book “My Father’s Daughter” according to North Carolina State University Professor Ben Chapman, who said the thermometer should reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure you destroy disease causing bacteria.

In another book, she recommends washing raw chicken, which can raise your risk of catching a common food poisoning bacteria. Also, who the f**k washes raw chicken? I’m a vegan asshole and even I know you don’t do that.

Many meat-based recipes in her books don’t include final temperatures, which is another problem entirely.

Way to go, Gywn.

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7 years ago

I am a few degrees away from loving to hate Gwyneth (read: not a fan), but as somebody who has cooked extensively, and probably read an even larger amount of recipes and articles of techniques, I can attest to the fact that many cookbooks do not specify testing the temperature of meat (esp re chicken). Neither do most cooking magazines, including Food & Wine and Bon Appetit. The standard for chicken is to cook until the juices run clear, which generally happens when the meat is no longer pink. I would love to hate on Gwyneth here, but she should… Read more »

7 years ago
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I don’t like Gwen, but agree w/you – this is a stretch.

7 years ago