star Gwyneth Paltrow has once again denied claims from a New York Times article that a ghostwriter penned her 2011 cookbook My Father’s Daughter.
On a recent episode of The Rachael Ray Show, Paltrow Skyped in from her home in London to defend her recent work.
“This was a long labor of love, it took me three years to do it… I understand the word ‘ghostwriter’ to mean someone is writing your book. And I think the New York Times clearly says that someone who is writing the glossary or organizing pantry items, that that constitutes a ghost writer as well. I wrote every single word of my book.”
Paltrow’s cookbook, My Father’s Daughter, features recipes from blueberry pavlova to chicken and dumplings, all of which she says she created herself.
“The recipes were inspired by an amazing salad that I had somewhere … a chef friend that had taught me something and this is my version of it and I would do it from scratch by myself and in the kitchen,” she said.
Watch a clip of Gwyneth Paltrow’s appearance on the Rachael Ray Show below:
Rachael Ray – who has also been accessed of using a ghostwriter to complete her recipes – echoed Paltrow’s sentiments by insisting that she writes her best-selling cookbooks as well.
“This is how I spend the little time at home I have with my family, I spend in front of these little notebooks, in front of the computer,” the host explained.
“It sort of takes away from all of that to not be able to call that writing, of course that’s writing. It doesn’t mean you don’t value the people who write the glossary or that help organize the pantry or that work on a project, but a writer is still a writer.”
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