Friday, May 19, 2017

Cookbook Review: Cravings by Chrissy Teigen

Supermodel, social media maven, and John Legend's better half, Chrissy Teigen has written a cookbook full of easy, practical, and mouth-watering recipes. I know what you're thinking. A supermodel writing a cookbook? What's in it? Salads and juice cleanses?

That is where you'd be wrong.

It takes a lot for me to perk up and take notice of a new cookbook. After a while, the genre of the cookbook gets rather tiresome because it feels like not only are the recipes regurgitated, but nothing new or innovative in terms of writing or format is being published.

Chrissy Teigen's cookbook, however is different. Even if you don't make a single dish from this book, it will have been money well spent because the writing in this book will have you belly laughing, as evidenced by Teigen's description of my favorite dish in the whole cookbook, Yellow Cake Baked Oatmeal:

Watching us come up with this recipe was like watching a group of stoners, except I am not into pot or weed or ganja or whatever it is called these days. I mean, I dip pizza bagels into Cholula butter and second-course it with Top Ramen salad dead sober. Can you imagine what weed does to me? Actually, maybe I go full opposite and am like, "Duuuddddde let's go get a saladddddd.

And if you're wondering what Yellow Cake Baked Oatmeal tastes more cake or oatmeal, that would be the former. It's one of the most delicious, ingenious things I have ever made for breakfast.

But this cookbook is more than just a one dish wonder. Every dish I have made so far has been more delicious than the next. I can't get enough of it. I'm waiting for Chrissy to get her own show on Food Network or Cooking Channel. I'd be setting a season pass all up in my DVR for that show.

Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen
Published: February 23, 2016
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Pages: 240
Genre: Cookery
Audience: Adults
Disclosure: Purchased Copy

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