In 2016, Sports Illustrated model turned Lip Sync Battle host Chrissy Teigen released her debut cookbook Cravings (opens in new tab). Her book’s goal was simple: to make the delicious food we crave in a non-intimidating way. From pad grapow to cheesy guacamole dip, Cravings is a mix of American comfort meals and Thai home cooking – as reflected by her Thai-American upbringing. The recipes were a hit, and in 2018, Teigen released a sequel appropriately called Hungry for More (opens in new tab).
Must-make recipe: Lemony Arugula Spaghetti Cacio E Pepe from Cravings
‘Some say love conquers all, but I say cacio e pepe does,’ says Chrissy. ‘It’s true. John [Legend] and I fell for each other and got married in Lake Como, Italy, but it’s also where I became a slave to this pasta dish,’ says Teigen on the Italian favorite.
Must-make recipe: Twitter’s (And Uncle Mike’s) Banana Bread from Cravings: Hungry for More
‘This is THE banana bread,’ says Teigen. ‘The bread that launched a million tweets and a hundred thousand Instagram tags, and had people all along the California coast offering to trade their brownest bananas for a makeup palette, a pair of John’s used underwear (it was clean; I’m not an animal), and the chance to meet my trusty assistant/mom, @PepperThai2 (opens in new tab).’
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