Gwyneth Paltrow has been on a tear, promoting her new cookbook, It’s All Easy. As you all know, she’s got a lot of opinions about food and beauty and fashion and wants to share those opinions with you. In this latest bit of opining, ET Online asked her to name her least favourite food so Paltrow reached into the pocket of her designer jeans and pulled out the most harmless thing.
“I really don’t like dill,” she said. “It’s not really a food, but it really offends me.”
It’s dill. Dill isn’t even in the same ballpark as offensive. And she wasn’t done. When it comes to salads, pre-made ones are not the way to go as far as she’s concerned.
“My philosophy is, it’s really easy to make your own salad at home,” she said. “It’s cheaper, it’s healthier, you know what’s in it. I’ve had some great experiences with the grab-and-go salad, and some really, really terrible ones.”
While we can agree that making a salad is a simple task and usually healthier because you know what you’re getting, it’s not necessary cheaper. It all depends on what goes in your salad. If it’s lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and shredded carrots, maybe. But if it’s arugula, sliced beets, dried cranberries and feta (hey, we like what we like), not so much.
It should come as no surprise that Paltrow also isn’t a fan of the microwave, telling ET, “I believe in old-fashioned ways of heating things up. It’s really not so tough to put an oven on or gasoline steaming. It’s like five minutes.” Um, gasoline steaming? Okayyyy.
Earlier this week she also had a Q+A session on her GOOP blog and was asked again about her infamous quote about preferring smoking crack to cheese from a can. And, yep, nothing’s changed on that front. Asked if she still feels that way, Gwynnie said, “Hell, yes. You know, crack might be extreme, but spray cheese is not my kind of party.”
Which is fine. OK. But our thoughts keep coming back to dill. It’s dill! Not a food maybe, but dill adds a little somethin’ somethin’. Flavour, brightness, on a salmon filet, or to spruce up a coleslaw. To each her own, we suppose. Though, to not like dill is one thing; to find it offensive is just so … Goopy.