Books by Mario Batali
NPR stories about Mario Batali
Gwyneth Paltrow cooks and tells family stories; a sumptuous illustrated biography of Diana Vreeland now in paperback; a comprehensive Latin American poetry anthology; an expose of working at the mall.
Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't have to cook — she is one of the most famous actresses in the world, she has two children with Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin, and she runs the successful lifestyle site GOOP.com. But cook she does, and she shares her secrets in My Father's Daughter.
This year has yielded a bumper crop of cookbooks for the farmers market regular. Food writer T. Susan Chang has sorted through this bounty to come up with an armload of recommendations — as well as a score of great summer recipes — for the locavore in your life.
Cookbook author and TV personality Giada De Laurentiis has been having a hard time buying a new table for her renovated kitchen — and her deadline is Easter. She reflects on the decision and how, for her, the kitchen table signifies family.