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Gwyneth's Tasty Stint In Spain

Gwyneth's Tasty Stint In Spain

Gwyneth flashed her big smile on Tuesday at a press conference to announce her new reality show, Spain... On The Road Again. Gwyneth will travel around Spain with chef Mario Batali and two other foodies, discovering all that the country has to offer. Gwyn has been strict about her eating habits for years, but she's still psyched to get her taste of Spain, even without the meat. Here's more:

"I think my Spanish father will kill me when I refuse to eat jamon Jabugo," the actress admitted, referring to the specially cured ham from the black Iberian pig – as well as to the patriarch of a Spanish family she lived with when she was a high-school exchange student. [But] I haven't eaten anything from a four-footed animal since I was about 15," she added.

Whether or not she plans on being adventurous with her eating, we're willing to bet that traveling Europe with the company chef means 13 weeks of some pretty amazing meals.


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paradisee paradisee 9 years
i haven seen her out in ages
jmast jmast 9 years
She was an exchange student and lived with a family in Spain. That is how she speaks fluent Spanish. She considers them her "adopted" family and they consider her their "adopted" family. Found this info online: "Gwyneth Paltrow spent the summer of her high school sophomore year as an exchange student in Talavera de la Reina, Spain and has since visited the town and her host family several times a year. The town officially "adopted" her as one of its own at a ceremony in 2003." Don't see the big deal and why people can't stand her. I could understand if they knew her personally. But I highly doubt it. I hand it to celebs to be so hated about on gossip sites and continue in the business. I'm sure the perks of the lifestyle don't hurt :)
Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 9 years
Oh, Im sorry - because she was hosted by a Spanish family and spent some time there, she must be the expert. I wont point out how it reeks of appropriation and such. We'll just ignore that. Kinda smells like Gwen Stefani and her pet Asians. LOL
redegg redegg 9 years
They didn't "pick" her, she just offered to Mario to travel around with him and he said if she was serious he would love for her to. She spent a lot of time growing up in Spain and knows the culture and the language quite well. So although she does not eat the meat she can contribute with everything else, bring more attention to Mario's show, and have a blast herself, which was her intent.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Dont worry Mario will eat her share
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
She's alright, not one of my favs, but she seems ok and hasen't really done much to make me wonder about her...
justlookaround justlookaround 9 years
I love her
Yoonyah Yoonyah 9 years
she has a beautiful butt I think !!!
biz biz 9 years
I can't stand this biiiiiitch....she's such a conceited snob.
sybila sybila 9 years
spanish food its great!!! when you come to spain you have to try it!!! not only paella and sangria(although its great too), i think you would like cocido madrileño, fish in andalucia or shellfish in galicia
creepupmytee creepupmytee 9 years
lorenashley lorenashley 9 years
figurine figurine 9 years
Not eating anything from "a four-footed animal" doesn't make her a vegetarian. :) Anyway, I'm quite looking forward to this reality show, food is always interesting.
Nanogirl Nanogirl 9 years
While I won't argue the snob part - she is definitely that - keep in mind that the body doesn't react well if it's been conditioned to a certain environment. For her, eating meat may no longer be viable and may make her very sick if she eats it (it has that affect on a vegetarian friend of mine).
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
dang, she's been vegetarian for a while!
Hockey-Princess Hockey-Princess 9 years
I cannot stand her. She was universally despised at Spense for her snobbish attitude and huge ego.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
When you're traveling to foreign countries, it's probably NOT a good idea to turn down a national delicacy because you just don't eat meat. I could see maybe if you were allergic, but she isn't. I went to Ukraine and even though most of the food I ate wasn't exactly health food, I didn't turn it down because that would've been extremely rude. Geez, why did they pick Gwyneth to tour with Mario Batali?? So she can eat the parsley garnishes while he eats the real food? I can't stand her :P
vireland vireland 9 years
From the interviews I've read in the past she is very close to this family she lived with in Spain. She travels their frequently and has done a number of photo her "spanish" family's house. Her interest in the country/culture of Spain seem genuine to me...but I've been to Spain a number of times and I don't know how you can be a vegetarian to truly experience the food there. Ham is so huge there and its literally in every dish.
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 9 years
She's a hag. Never liked her.
tuscanstellina tuscanstellina 9 years
she needs to get that stick out of her a$$. Such a snot.
Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 9 years
Oh yeah, cause Im going to be really stoked to take the food advice of a bony ass Vegetarian WHY did they pick this chick? Im a bit offended that they couldnt find someone more appropriate to do food tasting for Spanish food. Gwyneth Paltrow? HOW?
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 9 years
putrid has beautiful children
bluesuze bluesuze 9 years
Bleh! I cannot stand this snob
scarlett39 scarlett39 9 years
She's upset that her children will never look like Shiloh.
controlledspin controlledspin 9 years
She looks beautiful here :)
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