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Gwyneth Paltrow Is Writing a Third Cookbook

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It's all about "easy party food and kid-friendly family food" and won't include the worst meal she's ever made.

Gwyneth Paltrow is writing a third cookbook, everyone.

"It's fun — I really love doing it. It's an awesome side project that I get to do, and I feel really lucky that people bought the first one and the second one!" the Mortdecai actress and Goop head said on Rachael Ray Friday morning.

So what can loyal Paltrow kitchen fans like Meryl Streep expect? "Clean comfort food" for the entire family, because she says she always finds herself running out of ideas. Plus, "I think I might do appetizers for a party section because that's always a tough one. It's like you're having a party, and you don't want to be in the kitchen. Make-ahead trays and stuff you can stick in the oven. … I love easy party food and kid-family food, and that's where I am right now."

The third title will follow 2013's It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great and 2011's My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness with Mario Batali.

And FYI, even Gwyneth has had a bad day in the kitchen. She dished to Rachael Ray that the worst meal she's ever made was an eggplant parmesan when she was 18 years old.

"I went to the store and bought some eggplant, a jar of tomato sauce and some really rubbery mozzarella cheese," she recalled. "I didn't know that when you cook eggplant, you first have to sweat it to get all the bitter juice out, and I didn't realize that you also have to bread eggplant parmesan and fry it before. So I put slices of raw eggplant with jarred tomato sauce and mozzarella! And everyone threw up."

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