Gwyneth Paltrow Cooks Up a Good Time on "The Chew"

Posted Sunday March 4, 2012 2:07 AM GMT

Talking about everything from her Oscars gown to family favorite recipes, Gwyneth Paltrow made an appearance on ABC's "The Chew" on Friday (March 2).

The "Shakespeare In Love" star looked like a pro in the kitchen as she whipped up husband Chris Martin's favorite dish - which happens to be chicken and dumplings - while chatting it up with Mario Batali.

The 39-year-old also shared some tips with the viewers and audience members about how to keep a slim figure as she promoted her new cookbook, "My Father's Daughter."

So is dieting the secret to the gorgeous blonde's slim figure? Not exactly.

While talking to "The Chew" crew, Paltrow explained, "I actually eat whatever I want. I work out a lot. I can't diet. I'm not good at cutting things out, and as soon as someone tells me you can't eat that I eat twice as much."

Also giving a little insight into her workout routine, Gwyneth told, "It is an hour and a half strict every day, well, five days a week."