As some of you know I have a special relationship with both authors of this cookbook. Gwyneth Paltrow will always have a special place in my heart after working with her on her penthouse in Nashville while she was shooting “Country Strong.” Not only was she a designer’s dream but I found we had a lot in common like motherhood, religion and cooking. Like me she’s a nice Jewish mother that is passionate about cooking. Her first cookbook “My Father’s Daughter” has become a family favorite, now with her new cookbook It’s All Good, she flexes her creative wings through innovative super healthy gluten free family friendly recipes. This book is beautifully shot and laid out, sure to become a treasured cookbook in my collection.
Julia Turshen (her co-author) is a good friend and an up an coming super star in her own right. With her deft hand, preparation and interesting recipe conception, this collaboration is a winner in my book. Add this great cookbook to your collection. Even if gluten free is not on your menu these days, the intriguing healthy combinations will surely enrich your family’s table.
We’re in a Kentucky bourbon kind of mood around here. It was almost too perfect when my friend, Julia, sent me her recipe. Julia Turshen is a food writer, producer and private chef who was born and bred in Manhattan. I met Julia when I was tricking out Gwyneth Paltrow’s flat in Nashville while she was filming the movie “Country Strong”, Julia and I instantly had a bond, our love of food! Over the last few years we have had the pleasure of sharing several stellar meals and lively conversations. Julia is older and wiser than her years, I am happy to call her a friend. Although she’s young, she’s extremely accomplished and most notably, she co-authored Spain: A Culinary Road Tripwith Mario Batali and Gwyneth Paltrow, assisted Ms. Paltrow on My Father’s Daughter and co-authored the The Kimchi Chronicles with Marja Vongerichten. Julia has also written extensively for Food & Wine, epicurious, GOOP, interviewmagazine.com and Rue.
A few generous dashes Angostura bitters
Juice of half a fresh lemon
1 shot good Kentucky bourbon
Fill a shaker with ice and hand full of ice or an over sized ice cube like shown above. Add bitters, lemon juice and bourbon and shake vigorously. Pour the entire contents of the shaker (ice and all) into a highball and top with a splash of seltzer.