Either this, or she writes better. Both Hollywood stars have made their entrance into the cooking world, hoping that one day they would be the next Martha Stewart. Right now, they’re just wannabes. But enough joking.
New York Times bestsellers list is a golden list. It’s every writer’s dream to hit the NY Times list. Well, this had already happened for Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and desperate housewife Eva Longoria.
Paltrow’s cookbook, named “My Father’s Daughter” was ranked 7 in the top 10. The book is dedicated to her father, famous pastry chef Bruce Paltrow, and it includes, along some of her parent’s secret recipes, a series of family pictures, some of them fumy, some of them sweet.
Despite the fact that it was postponed for a number of times and the public was expecting it like hotcakes, there were a lot of critics that disapproved with the quality of the book. Some say she has this nasty habit of getting herself into situations she has no business being into. Just because her husband is a singer, that doesn’t mean she’s got a good voice.
Just because she is the daughter of a pastry chef, this doesn’t make her a food expert. Others say she was uninspired when making this book, being far less talented than Mr. Paltrow and making this difference even more evident.
But despite all criticism, Americans paid 30 dollars per copy and assured a great bestselling spot for it. She must have done something right.
Eva Longoria’s book is called “Eva’s Kitchen – cooking with love for family and friends”. She also has a background of food family business. Unlike Gwyneth, she actually runs two restaurants. Nonetheless, when reading the Amazon users reviews for the book, they are split. Some consider that the recipes are too easy and the book is not worth it. Others say this is the best selection of authentic Mexican food. I guess it depends on the experience you have in the kitchen and on your general opinion on Mexican food. Eva’s book was ranked 8 in the New York bestseller list.
All in all, it’s not a big difference between the spots and it’s a great achievement for both of them, if we take into account that in the category their books were included, they were the only Hollywood stars to appear as authors.