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November 05, 2007

The Jessica Seinfeld Mystery - Gym Romance, Vegetable Plagiarism and 21 Pairs of Shoes?

Vegetable Yesterday morning after I slaved over serving my three boys oatmeal for breakfast, I sat down to have my cup of tea and read my favorite section of the Sunday New York Times: Sunday Styles. Yesterday's Sunday Styles had yet another celebrity mom gossipfest about Jessica Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld's wife, in an article called "How I Met Jerry Seinfeld, Scene 1, Take 2".

At first I was excited to read some juicy gossip, but then I wondered if this is just another attack on a celebrity mom, well, because she is a celebrity (wife). I guess the hot issues are that she met Jerry Seinfeld at the Reebok Gym in Manhattan while she was still married, she is a accused of plagiarizing another writer's recipes for her children's cookbook "Deceptively Delicious" and gave Oprah Winfrey 21 pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes as a gift for inviting her on the show to discuss her cookbook. A blogger at the Huffington Post even calculated the cost of the shoes to be $16,000 - $20,000.

First of all, after I came out supporting paperless thank-you's so how could I criticize someone for giving

21 pairs of fabulous shoes? I would be happy to get shoes instead of those cute little handwritten thank-you notes. Especially Christian Louboutin... Second, so many celebrities switch spouses like outfits so why should Jessica Seinfeld be criticized for ending an marriage early and then getting in a marriage where she not only seems happy but has three kids. Jessican Seinfeld also started a successful charity called Baby Buggy that channeled 2.3 million items of clothing and baby accessories to needy families in the New York Area.  And third, every parent has their own way of sneaking spinach into their kid's food - so what's the deal about "vegetable plagiarism".  Or maybe I should not comment about cookbooks, I only use them a few times a year when I am forced to cook for holidays. So I will let the food bloggers judge if there was any vegetable plagiarism in play. But all of this talk is making me want to buy her book, especially to get the recipe for spinach brownies. Wonder if the book has recipe for spinach oatmeal...


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