Gwyneth Paltrow’s Indulgent New Role
July 20, 2012 2:02 AM EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow loves to eat, although you would never be able to tell by her svelve figure. The self-proclaimed foodie is poised to star in the indie movie "Blood, Bones & Butter," based on Gabrielle Hamilton's 2011 foodie memoir.
The movie will recount Hamilton's rise in the culinary industry, and is said to follow a similar plot to 2009's unlikely hit, "Julie and Julia," starring Meryll Streep.
Paltrow published a cookbook "My Father's Daughter" last year, which featured easy and healthy recipes she perfected with her late father, Bruce Paltrow.
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"He loved food, we loved to cook together," Paltrow told Epicurious. "We would watch the Food Network together when it was actually instructive and instructional. And we would always call each other when we ate somewhere great or if we got an idea for something. So he was kind of my cooking teacher and my inspiration."
After learning about her father's cancer diagnosis, Paltrow used food in an attempt to heal his ailments. "I got obsessed with healthy eating," she told Good Housekeeping in an interview. "It was almost like I was trying to heal him by proxy, because he wouldn't really engage." Likewise, her attempt to introduce her father to a macrobiotic diet failed miserably. "I remember I gave him some brown rice or something, and he said it was like biting into the New York Times," said Paltrow.
The leggy beauty took her love for cooking on the road with popular food network chef Mario Batali, food writer Mark Bittman, and actress Claudia Bassols for the television show "Spain: On the Road Again." Together they unearthed, savored, and toasted to the diverse cuisine of Spain.