Review & Event Recap: Cravings by Chrissy Teigen
One of my goals for this year was to join or create a cookbook club. What is a cookbook club? It’s a group of friends who come together monthly, cooking from one selected cookbook. I’m looking to learn more about cooking, expand what I eat, and socialize more. What’s Cookin’, a cookbook club, was born. Check out moments from our first meeting and cookbook!
Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eatby Chrissy Teigen, Adeena Sussman
Published by: Clarkson Potter
on February 23, 2016
Maybe she’s on a photo shoot in Zanzibar. Maybe she’s making people laugh on TV. But all Chrissy Teigen really wants to do is talk about dinner. Or breakfast. Lunch gets some love, too.For years, she’s been collecting, cooking, and Instagramming her favorite recipes, and here they are: from breakfast all day to John’s famous fried chicken with spicy honey butter to her mom’s Thai classics. Salty, spicy, saucy, and fun as sin (that’s the food, but that’s Chrissy, too), these dishes are for family, for date night at home, for party time, and for a few life-sucks moments (salads). You’ll learn the importance of chili peppers, the secret to cheesy-cheeseless eggs, and life tips like how to use bacon as a home fragrance, the single best way to wake up in the morning, and how not to overthink men or Brussels sprouts. Because for Chrissy Teigen, cooking, eating, life, and love are one and the same.
Review & Event Recap:
Anyone who has been on the internet has likely seen Chrissy Teigen talk about food. She talked about food so much that the world called upon her to create a cookbook. Thus Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat was born.
We chose Cravings because of the variety of recipes available and because who doesn’t want to look at photos of Chrissy and John Legend eating amazing food? Plus she’s freaking hilarious and real. Cravings has sections for breakfast (all day, of course), soups, things with vegetables, party foods, and a whole section for foods that seem intimidating but shouldn’t be.
Our little group met today and cooked a feast! I made Banana Bundt Bread, a hit recipe she has also shared online.
Our group discussed the cooking process, with most people generally agreeing their recipes were easier than expected (except for the scalloped potatoes, which were delicious but time intensive). I loved the Salted Frosted Flake French Toast and Sweet Potato and Sage Gnocchi and will definitely make them. I can’t wait to make the Baked Cake Oatmeal (is it dessert? Is it breakfast? WHY NOT BOTH!). Of course, next month we are cooking from Thug Kitchen so I guess I better get cookin’!