Slayyyyy bae slay! The cookbook of all cookbooks. I’ve had my eye on Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook Cravings for a long time & finally bought it earlier this month.
Guys, it’s the shit. This review is going to the results, real quick.
I READ the entire book before cooking anything in it. Are Chrissy & John hot as F*** or what? (I say Chrissy and John as if we’re on first name basis.)
Normally, I’m anti cookbooks because, Pinterest. BUT I love Chrissy Teigen so I felt obligated, plus her snapchats of recipes makes me really hungry.
The book (we’re calling it a book, because there’s so much more than recipes) is packed with humor, reasons why she loves each recipe, fantastic pictures that I’m super envious of, and my favorite – THE RECIPES!
I easily get bored w/cooking, hence my mystery ingredient challenge. Basic recipes kill me over a period of time. If you don’t enjoy cooking, perhaps you’re bored with WHAT you’re cooking. That happens to me, then I start eating out. Which, blah.
This book is creative, the ingredients are across the board & it incorporates several cultural mixes. Bingo.
We cooked Chrissy’s Mac & Cheese with Cheesy Garlic Bread Crumbs, BTI (Better Than Ina’s) Roast Chicken And Vegetables, & the Dutch Baby Pancake.
The roast chicken calls for 23 cloves of garlic. 23 cloves…. WOULD I EVER CHOSE A DIFFERENT RECIPE?! It’s as if the recipe was created for me, anyone who has balls to write 23 cloves of garlic in their ingredient list is a winner to me.
The Mac & Cheese was so healthy, I ate the entire pan. (Not healthy, so much cheese, soooo much cheese!)
We made the Dutch Baby Pancake the morning after the food coma for Wafiq. But I ate half. Fantastic.
Overall, almost every recipe appears tempting. I’m planning on the Chunky Creamy Mushroom Soup this weekend.
I noticed some of recipes can look a little intimidating w/unusual ingredients & methods of cooking, however that’s exactly what I need when I’m buying a cookbook – different. Do not be afraid! And she does an excellent job of explaining each step & what you can do to make the meal an overall success.
I highly recommend it.
If you don’t enjoy cooking, buy this book and flip to a random page – then go for it! Cooking new foods might shine light on your kitchen counters.
If you love cooking, you’ll appreciate the recipes in the book – very different.
And if you want to read a funny book about food w/hot pictures – here’s your answer.
This won’t disappoint, and having Chrissy’s face on the cover doesn’t make for a bad coffee table book either.
Alright, I’ll report back on twitter how my Chunky Creamy Mushroom Soup turns out & whether or not mushroom haters approve.. aka Wafiq.
Tonight, I’m hating myself for getting into this HBO series, The Night Of. WHY?! Why watch such tense TV series? Who creates these?? I overkilled New Girl with Wafiq, but I’ll strategize a plan to get it back on the TV ASAP!
Go dream of Mac & Cheese!
+ You can buy Cravings on Amazon (Prime) for $20: HERE