All of you know how much I love to make fun of Gwyneth Paltrow. It is one of my favorite things to do. So, it was with great glee that I sat down to watch Gwyneth cooking chicken and how I was going to make fun of her for doing a bad job or making idiotic remarks or making the average person feel like an idiot. You know what? She did a good job. Yes, I am sure she practiced and obviously we aren't seeing the outtakes, but with the exception of calling every vegetable beautiful and using the abbreviation gorge instead of gorgeous she wasn't that annoying. In fact, if it is her goal to have a cooking show, she is not that far away from having one.
She knew what she was doing in the kitchen and had obviously cut things before and deboned a chicken. She never actually eats the chicken she cooks and looks like she is about to gag on the potato that was touching the chicken, but a quick cut and you never see her gagging in the corner of the kitchen. I was also pleasantly surprised and almost shocked that she called arugula by its American name instead of Rocket which is what the British call it.
The kitchen is depressing and cold and she is not much cheerier, but for once I really can't complain.