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Gwyneth Paltrow to Co-Host Cooking Show

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Aug 10, 2007 | 4:53am EDT

Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow is to co-host a cooking show with celebrity chef Mario Batali.

The actress will return to Spain, where she spent magical summers growing up, to hail the country's cuisine with pal Batali joining her for the "road trip," which will be filmed in October and November for cable network PBS.

Paltrow, who is fluent in Spanish, jumped at the chance to co-present the show when Batali told her of his plans to tour through Spain, cooking and sampling local delicacies.

She tells W magazine, "I told him, 'I'll go with you.' Later, he was like, 'Are you joking?' And I was like, 'No, I'm actually not joking!'

"I eat all that (Spanish) stuff. The crazy fish things, the eels--I love it all."

But she'll be steering clear of meat dishes because she no longer eats pork or beef: "I won't eat that. I'll have to skip the jamon."

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