Gwyneth -- whose latest cookbook is called My Father’s Daughter -- appeared via Skype to set the record straight during a segment to air on Friday's The Rachael Ray Show. "You know normally I don't respond to gossip or anything, but you know this is my professional life and I’m writing more cookbooks," the actress explained. "And I feel like it’s important for the people who have responded so positively and interacted with me about my book, that they know that this is my book and I wrote my book and it's all mine."
Rachael -- who was also identified in the New York Times article as one of many celebrity chefs who uses cookbook ghostwriters -- also struck back at the newspaper's allegations. "I so strongly agree, this is how I spend the little time at home I have with my family, I spend in front of these little notebooks, in front of the computer."
She added: "It sort of takes away from all of that to not be able to call that writing, of course that's writing. It doesn't mean you don't value the people who write the glossary or that help organize the pantry or that work on a project, but a writer is still a writer."
Both Gwyneth and Rachael also used their Twitter accounts in recent days to attack the article -- titled I Was a Cookbook Ghostwriter -- in which the writer interviewed alleged ghostwriters and cookbook collaborators of the two celebrities.
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