The actress was invited to sample top chef Keith Rhodes' culinary delights at his Catch restaurant in North Carolina, and chose to watch him prepare and cook the meals too.
Posting photos from her cookery session and Rhodes' favourite recipes on her Goop.com blog, Paltrow writes, ""The other day I had the great fortune of getting a kick-a** cooking lesson from James Beard (award) nominee Keith Rhodes (one of if not the best chef in Wilmington, N.C.).
""He and his lovely wife Angela are the owners of Catch, a casual and delicious seafood spot serving local, seasonal food with a lot of thought behind it. Careful to stick with what is in abundance in his community, Keith feeds his customers food that is fresh, inventive and delicious. It was a really great afternoon.""