Meet Gwyneth Paltrow, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World and Her Favorite Foods Slideshow

Favorite Restaurants

In the States, Paltrow loves Elio’s restaurant in Manhattan (which inspired her recipe for fried zucchini spaghetti), pal Mario Batali’s Babbo, Nashville’s City House for cocktails, San Francisco’s Tartine, and Gjelina in Los Angeles for her favorite slice, jalapeño and smoked mozzarella. Back in London, where she lives with husband Chris Martin and their kids Moses and Apple, she enjoys Chisou, where she goes light and enjoys soups and salads, and Tapas Brindisa, which she considers "one of the best meals in town." Her other favorite spots are scattered amongst Paris, Marrakech, and Barcelona.

Her Favorite Food in the Whole World

… is bruschetta.

Must-Haves in the Kitchen

Rap music when she’s cooking, Mauviel copper pots and All-Clad pans, tongs and linen tea towels, and a faithful cutting board.

What She’s Reading

Paltrow has her own food site,, but her favorite food blogs, in no particular order, include Smitten Kitchen, Orangette, Matt Bites, and Pictures and Pancakes.

On Flower Arrangements

"I like single-variety arrangements — peonies, hydrangeas, and white lilies — casually arranged," Paltrow told ELLE Décor about her table settings.

Cooking with the Kids


Vanilla cupcakes, Rice Krispies treats, Tate’s chocolate chip cookies, and vegetarian chili from My Father’s Daughter are all regulars in their kitchen.