Beyoncé with a doughnut birthday Beyoncé has a craving to write a cookbook, reports the Daily Mirror. She's been inspired by her mother, who cooks a traditional soul food spread of collard greens, cornbread, mac 'n' cheese, and fried chicken, wherever they are on the globe. Reports say Beyoncé's even talked about the project with recent cookbook author, Gwyneth Paltrow.
The food world has a condescending perspective on recipes by celebrities who only dabble in the kitchen, and Beyoncé is getting extra guff because she previously said she doesn't like cooking. Can't a woman change her mind? Or do you think she should stick with what she's best at?
Beyoncé happens to rock her new album, Year of 4, more deeply than any before, with strong soul influences from Aretha to Tina. Have you seen the exciting short documentary about the creation of this album? This woman is on a self-possessed roll. Far be it for us to slow her down.
-Sarah Fuss, Shine Staff
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