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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Friends Love Her Chili Recipe

While pursuing her ambition to become the posher Martha Stewart, Gwyneth Paltrow has displayed a real knack for giving great aphorism. Her cookbook abounds with them (they make forexcellent theater), and every time she opens her mouth, another quoteable comes tumbling out. Speaking with the New Yorker at a dinner party in honor of her cookbook (she invited a bunch of famous people over and had them propagandize about how much she eats. "Like a truck driver," according to Mario Batali. Michael Stipe says she once threw a burning duck into a swimming pool. Meanwhile, Paltrow's husband, Chris Martin, was lurking around, being cranky), Paltrow dropped the following quips. "People who don’t know me think that I only eat seaweed and rice balls.” True! Also, this beaut about why she wrote the book, which reminds us of her supposed interest in tacos: ”My friends are, like, ‘How do you make that? I want your chili recipe!’" Her chili recipe! Full of seaweed and rice balls! Really, there's no way it's full of meat and beans. [NYer]