It’s All Easy: A Day with Williams-Sonoma & Gwyneth Paltrow

A Fun-Filled Afternoon in the Williams-Sonoma Kitchen
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We’re huge fan girls of Gwyneth Paltrow (or GP as we like to call her) around here.  Like HUGE.  So naturally, we didn’t even pretend to play it cool when we received an invite to celebrate GP’s newest cookbook, It’s All Easy, at the gorgeous new Williams-Sonoma in Ponce City Market last week.  

I’ve always considered WS as the quintessential one-stop that truly understands the comforts of cooking, of a gathering and of a home. To me, it’s simply my happy place. I go there to not only find all of my kitchen and entertaining necessities, but I’m the most inspired to relish in flavors and seasonings of some of my favorite recipes when I’m wandering through the store.  I first visited the Williams-Sonoma in Ponce City Market to celebrate its grand opening several months ago, and still to this day the store quite literally takes my breath away when I walk through its doors.  

So you can see how the culmination of attending a private afternoon with my team at this store and trying three recipes from GP’s book and learning a handful of expert tips (like only crank the Spiralizer four times so the noodle isn’t too unruly or long to eat!) was really a day of pinch-me moments! 

The cookbook itself is simply STUNNING (I didn’t even think it was possible for her to top her others, It’s All Good and My Father’s Daughter, but she definitely did).  Inside, you’ll find pages upon pages of beautiful imagery that envelope 130+ approachable recipes that get back to simple, classic and healthy flavors.  Fanning through, I was so inspired to get in the kitchen to recreate so many of the dishes at home. 

Chef Jake was wonderful enough to whip up the recipes for us that were—yes, incredibly easy—yet all still so rich in flavor. (P.S. Can we talk about MAJOR dream job working for WS and my husband’s favorite BBQ place here in Atlanta?!) We all took notes as he masterfully whipped up the Zuni Sheet Pan Chicken (which just took under an hour…which, honestly seemed unheard of with such a large roasted chicken!), Zucchini Cacio e Pepe (SO easy and simple, made with a Spiralizer), and a Chocolate Mousse with Cashew Cream. 

We’ll be sharing the chicken and zucchini noodles tomorrow here on the blog, so stay tuned and come hungry.  But since it’s Monday and every Monday is better with a giveaway, we’re giving away one copy of It’s All Easy and GP’s favorite Spiralizer below.  Good luck, friends!  Truly, MKR

P.S. Williams-Sonoma hosts monthly Cookbook Club events where you can learn to cook recipes from the latest cookbooks like we did with It’s All Easy.  Check out upcoming events at your local store here.  xo




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Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha | This post is in collaboration with Williams-Sonoma, a brand we love and adore.  All opinions are 100% our own. 

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  • Kate R. / 06.06.2016

    So fun and it looks delish!

  • This looks so fun and that salad looks great! I’ll be checking out this cookbook soon!

  • Emma / 06.06.2016

    can’t wait to try Moroccan Chicken Salad Wrap

  • Zucchini Cacio e Pepe – looks amazingly delicious and so much healthier than my usual pasta!!

  • So fun! Loved the zucchini cacio e pepe! Her black bean soup, Tamari noodles, Indian creamed spinach and overnight pats are also delish!

  • Elena / 06.06.2016

    I can’t wait to make it all!

  • Oh, how fun. A day with 2 of my favs- WS and Gwyneth! Thanks for sharing.
    XOXO, Amy @

  • Mary / 06.07.2016

    This is a great giveaway. Her cookbook looks to have a lot of delicious recipes.

  • So excited to see her cookbook. I really admire her approach to healthy living.

  • Cannot get over the beauty of this website and this recipe looks amazing!

  • Kat Neunaber / 06.07.2016

    Thanks so much Blair! The book is absolutely stunning! xo

  • Kat Neunaber / 06.07.2016

    Thanks, Mary! Good luck with the giveaway! xo

  • Kat Neunaber / 06.07.2016

    I do too, Shelley! I think the entire book is really inspiring. xo

  • Frankie / 06.07.2016

    The enchiladas has been on my mind since I saw GP whip up a batch on Rachel Ray last month. Looks like the most fun event!

  • Heather S / 06.07.2016

    I can’t wait to make the power oatmeal!

  • Jake Orr / 06.07.2016

    Thank you, Mandy, for featuring me and Williams-Sonoma in such a beautiful post! I had a great time with you and the WOM team. I love how easy and delicious these recipes are and suspect you your readers will be enjoying them for some time. Take care!

  • I want to try the Pitaya Bowl recipe.

  • Pamela Mixon / 06.07.2016

    I can’t wait to make the zucchini spaghetti after I win the spiralizer!!!

  • Lacey / 06.08.2016

    I have been wanting to try a spiralizer! And love GP.

  • Kathleen / 06.08.2016

    The zuchinni!

  • Kirsten Dawson / 06.08.2016

    The zucchini cacio de Pepe sounds amazing and can’t wait to make it!

  • Kelsey / 06.08.2016

    I can’t wait to try my hand at the chicken enchiladas! Every recipe in her new book sounds delicious!

  • Jennie Hawes / 06.08.2016

    Awesome giveaway – love your blog!

  • Pauline Gacanja / 06.08.2016

    Can’t wait to get some zoodles in my belly!!

  • Nicole Flynn / 06.08.2016

    I want to try the amazing Zuni Sheet Pan Chicken. Can’t believe it takes under an hour. Well, I can, and look forward to enjoying it one day after I make it.

  • BarbaraMae / 06.08.2016

    The Ginger Chia Pudding sounds yummy! It would be a fun surprise to make for my fiancé. He’s a huge ginger fan.

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