When Gwyneth Paltrow got cookery lessons from Jamie Oliver

Sep 04, 2013, 03:20 IST | IANS

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin once requested celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to give cooking lessons to his wife Gwyneth Paltrow as a birthday present to her.

Oliver taught few good dishes to Paltrow and later invited some friend over for a meal, reports dailystar.co.uk.

Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow. Pic/Santa Banta

“I know Gwyneth because her husband Chris rang and asked if I’d give her a cookery lesson for her birthday. I’m a big Coldplay fan, and Gwyneth’s a lovely woman, so it was a done deal," said Oliver.

“I spent the afternoon cooking in her kitchen, we made a slow-roasted duck ragu. And then a bunch of her friends came around to eat it," he added.

Oliver even received a gift from the couple as a token of gratitude.  "About a week later they bought me a really cool top-of-the-range electric drum kit, which I still use. I’m a frustrated drummer," he said. 

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