This Gwyneth Paltrow Recipe Could Actually Kill You

The actress and lifestyle guru failed to include one vital piece of information...

Just stop Paltrow... Image (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Gwyneth Paltrow is in BIG trouble after releasing a roast chicken recipe that could actually kill you.

Her lifestyle site Goop has promoted a range of strange products and given heaps of unwarranted advice recently, including tips for anal sex and how to use a solid gold dildo.

Paltrow along with her website have come under fire multiple times, and deservedly so. However, her latest controversy could be her worst yet.

Now, she might have taken it too far with a roast chicken recipe that has researchers concerned, not least because its really dangerous. In her cookbook My Father’s Daughter, Paltrow fails to give a safe finishing temperature for her chicken dish, which could actually prove deadly.

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Danger, danger. Image Goop

A bird should be cooked at 165 degrees on a food thermometer. Somehow though, she thought it unnecessary to include this vital piece of information.

It’s pretty concerning – after all, eating uncooked chicken could lead to salmonella poisoning which can be fatal.

Worse yet, she didn’t list final temperatures for poultry-based recipes in another cookbook called It’s All Good. She also suggested that chicken is washed before cooking which is a big no-no as the practice can cause the spread of dangerous campylobacter which – surprise, surprise – can also kill you.

The findings come from a study published in the British Food Journal and conducted by food safety experts over at North Carolina State University, who analysed 29 celebrity cookbooks.

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Goop

Gwyneth has been picked out by the study as the being the worst ‘celebrity chef’ offender by a mile, and it might just put people off buying her books for good.

In response to the allegations, Paltrow’s spokesperson stated that while the recipes don’t have an endpoint temperature, the directions still give ample cooking time.

We think we’ll go with the scientists on this one…

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Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.