After a week of too many screens and not enough fresh air, stretching out by a body of water, snacks and blanket in tow, can effectively curb cravings for Mallorca, le Midi, or any other sorely missed destination.
Alison Cayne, founder of the NYC cooking school Haven’s Kitchen, knows a good sauce. She developed a line of super fresh, flavor-boosting, time-saving sauces for busy home cooks. And she stopped by HQ to show us just how easy it can be with her tahini-roasted chicken thighs recipe—complete with her Golden Turmeric Tahini sauce and quick-pickled onions and currants.
GP said it best: “Pizza is the greatest food of all time.” When David Nayfeld, chef and co-owner of San Francisco’s Che Fico, visited GP, they turned his signature sourdough into two different pies with incredibly flavorful crusts. We took down the recipes for the simple margherita pizza and Brussels sprouts, pancetta, and ricotta combo—along with Nayfeld’s instructions for those who want to make his dough from scratch.
“Summerizing” is a year-round pursuit for top San Francisco designer Darren Brown, and it makes a lot of sense, right now in particular: “Our lives have become increasingly informal as we continue to shelter in place,” he says. For Brown, the term “summerize” calls to mind warm-weather tactics used by the Victorians, who slipcovered dark, heavy upholstery with crisp cottons every year as the seasons changed. Brown’s summery approach involves working with your current surroundings to make them more comfortably and even luxuriously casual. His tips—along with a few from goop food director Caitlin O’Malley—focus on making time spent at home easier, more relaxing, and above all, delightful.
While you don’t need any extras to escape into a book, reading—like most forms of self-care—offers the option to accessorize. We rounded up our favorites for stimulating the senses, sending subtle (but effective) do-not-disturb signals to your housemates, and keeping your skin fresh for virtual book club.
In lieu of our annual goopcation, we’re taking summer Fridays for the next month or so. These three-day blocks can be a time to rest, unplug, and do meaningful non-goop work. They’re also a great opportunity to perfect the art of the at-home happy hour. Two staffers, known for their skills in the good-times department, share what they’re doing to make 5 o’clock cocktails feel (way) more festive.
The ritual of a cup of coffee or tea is one of the most universal comforting pleasures. Whether you’re a caffeine fiend or an herbal tea person, we’ve rounded up the coffees, teas, lattes, honeys, and tools that have been breathing life into our morning routines.
Austere Manhattans and martinis can have their moment any day of the year, but summer is for punchy, bright, refreshing cocktails. We’ve collected some of our favorites—without playing favorites. Gin, vodka, tequila, bourbon, rum: The gang’s all here.
“There are two ways to approach meal prepping,” writes our food director, Caitlin O’Malley. Instead of pulling together full-on meals in advance, she typically preps just a few elements ahead to make cooking a little bit easier. She shares her efficiency tips—for breakfast, salad dressings, marinated mains, produce, and snacks—along with prep-friendly recipes to try.
When it’s too hot to cook in the summer: salad for dinner. But because salads are so often a lunchtime move, you might need to spruce up your normal routine to make a really satisfying dinner. We developed three salads that are delicious, hearty, and totally dinner-worthy.
Food means a lot to us at goop. Whether you’re a passionate cook or a non-chef in need of an easy sheet-pan dinner on a busy weeknight, or you’ve decided to try a full-on healthy detox, we’ve got all kinds of recipes, ideas, videos, and even shopping lists to make your time in the kitchen as easy, fun, and (for the most part) healthy as possible.
We’ll help you plan your week with kid-friendly recipes, one-pot meals, healthy slow-cooker ideas, packable lunch ideas, ingredient guides, and even shopping lists. We’ll get you going for your chicest dinner party with epic cocktails, incredible food, and tons of inspiration. Check out our videos and you’ll see Gwyneth Paltrow in action, cooking with some of her favorite people; there are also brilliant cooking tutorials and how-to videos.
We love vegan, gluten-free, keto, and paleo options (especially cleaned-up comfort food), but we’re equally fond of…fries, so whatever food it is you crave, we’ve got the recipes, guides, hacks, tips, and expert advice to both support and inspire you.