Cravings
After the extraordinary success of Cravings, Chrissy Teigen comes back with more of her signature wit and take-no-prisoners flavor bombs.Cravings: Hungry for More takes us further into Chrissy’s kitchen…and life. It’s a life of pancakes that remind you of blueberry pie, eating onion dip with your glam squad, banana bread that breaks the internet, and a little something called Pad Thai Carbonara. After two years of parenthood, falling in love with different flavors, and relearning the healing power of comfort food, this book is like Chrissy’s new edible diary: recipes for quick-as-a-snap meals; recipes for lighter, brighter, healthier-ish living; and recipes that, well, are gonna put you to bed, holding your belly. And it will have you hungry for more.

Cravings Details

TitleCravings
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 18th, 2018
PublisherClarkson Potter
ISBN-139781524759728
Rating
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Nonfiction, Cooking, Food

Cravings Review

  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    Before I get started..I'd like to just inform you that this cookbook is outstanding. My expectations have been reached and then some. And I had very high expectations, btw. Chrissy Teigen remains the cooking goddess she is and this cookbook will become a kitchen staple for me, just like her first cookbook. I know I'll be using the recipes over and over. I cannot wait to keep the cooking going. So far..and this is since the release (which was last Tuesday)..I have made four recipes from this book Before I get started..I'd like to just inform you that this cookbook is outstanding. My expectations have been reached and then some. And I had very high expectations, btw. Chrissy Teigen remains the cooking goddess she is and this cookbook will become a kitchen staple for me, just like her first cookbook. I know I'll be using the recipes over and over. I cannot wait to keep the cooking going. So far..and this is since the release (which was last Tuesday)..I have made four recipes from this book. And all four were delicious. My sister made two others and they were also delicious. I'd say we're on a roll. And now what follows can probably be described as a rant of my love for Chrissy Teigen's cookbooks. I'll let you know which recipes I've made and how this book compares to the last one. Let's go!Okay, so I've already written a raving review of her first cookbook, Cravings. It became my all-time favorite cookbook. I've never made so many recipes out of a single cookbook. I'm telling you..her tastebuds are in sync with mine or something. Or maybe I should stop thinking the world revolves around me and realize the book is called Cravings, so no shit is it going to be delicious to most people. I suppose I'll update that review eventually with the recipes I've made, but it'll get ridiculous because I've really worked my way through it.I spent the entire time since the release of the first waiting for the release of her second. I'm one of those people who followed her blog before the cookbooks happened. After the blog stopped, I remember loving watching the process of Chrissy making her first cookbook. This time around..she didn't seem to document it nearly as much, which I found disappointing. I still need something to fulfill the void of waiting for Chrissy's blog posts because it took over 2 and a half years for this second cookbook to come out.Now...it is a great cookbook. This time around..it is once again cravings, although because she is now a mom there are a few differences. She opted for "lighter food" this time around, which let's be real..there is still tons of cheese and bacon and all types of good stuff throughout. But compared to the first book, there are less of those foods that seem like straight indulgences. Still...very similar in ways too. Meaning..if you enjoyed the first book, you will definitely once again enjoy this one.The other difference here is, once again because she is a mom, time has become an even more precious thing. So there are things that she takes shortcuts on, while also admitting it along the way. For her jerk lamb chops, she says to buy jerk seasoning ready from the store but notes that if this were her first cookbook, she would have given the recipe to make it yourself from scratch. This is true because there's a recipe in her first book involving cajun seasoning and sure enough, she gives you the recipe to make that from scratch. I'm torn on how to feel about this because yes, I am a major lover of saving time. I love getting the option of how to do things a little quicker when it doesn't make a difference in the finished product. However, I do like to get told how to do something, so I can make the decision myself if it was worth it. She could have included a brief put salt, pepper, this, this, and this and you'd have the seasoning. But it's fine. Not the biggest deal. And again, it's something I'm torn on.This book has a couple sections that weren't in the first book, such as a dessert section. Chrissy isn't much of a sweet person, so it's not cakes, cookies & brownies. This one has a banana bread, soft pretzels, two-faced cobbler, mango sorbet, homemade magic shell, mousse, and skillet peanut butter chocolate chip blondies (UH...YES PLEASE).Also, there is an entire sandwich section, which includes a couple grilled cheeses I need..the jalapeño-parmesan crusted grilled cheese and sweet & spice peach & brie grilled cheese. Oh and the philly french dip she makes with more of a cheese sauce au jus. There is just so much. I probably shouldn't just list every recipe in the book. Although, if you get a chance..it wouldn't hurt to check out the table of contents.Plus...this time there is a potatoes & their friends section. POTATOES!! Yeah..my stomach is pleased. It has plenty of potato dishes among other veggie dishes. I made the Tators, Shrooms, & Peas with parmesan cream from this section. And it was SO GOOD!!! My husband and I were both in heaven. It was more filling than we expected, so next time it'll be a main and we'll add diced ham to it. The parmesan cream was so good that we'll definitely use it with other dishes. I'm thinking it'll be good with pasta.This time around I didn't find the Thai Mom section quite so intimidating. It probably helped that I got blue apron for six weeks this summer when Chrissy had a partnership. A few of the dishes were from the thai section of the first book and they were absolutely delectable. I get why I was freaked out by ingredients like fish sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin, sweet chili sauce, sambal oelek ..really just things I wasn't used to cooking with. Nor did I see how these ingredients would all mix together to become something heavenly. Garlic is also pretty common in the thai section. I love garlic, though. Anyway, this time around I found myself excited to make these authentic Thai dishes. Last night, we had the Thai soy-garlic fried ribs and OH BABY. Yes, they were ridiculously easy, but oh so tasty. I never knew ribs could be cooked so quickly and there was this nice crisp to them that ribs don't usually have, but I lived for it. Definitely making these again. I cannot believe Chrissy considered not including this one in the book because of how easy it is. It's a keeper. And not something you'd think to do yourself.I also went into the breakfast section and made the Everything Bagel Breakfast Bake. So good!! It was kind of like a breakfast casserole, but there were chunks of bagel in it that didn't taste fully like bagel by the time they cooked and soaked in the egg mixture. They were much softer. And there were cream cheese bombs throughout. This was a good one for sure! I made mine with mushrooms instead of tomatoes because I'm not a tomato person. And I'll do it this same way again in the future when I want a breakfast casserole with everything bagel type flavoring. Yum!I finally understand why people call Chrissy a soup master! I have been DYING to try her pot pie soup from the first book. Honestly, I only haven't made it yet because for the longest time I could not find heavy cream in the store. Finally this summer, I FOUND IT!! It's only at one grocery store in my area. So I will make that one in the next month. For now, I needed to make something from her new book. I opted for the French Onion Soup. I'll be honest..I'd never had french onion soup before. I really love onions, though. This one was a major winner. And I feel talented for being able to say I can make it. Not too difficult. Hardest part was getting through cutting all those onions without crying my eyes out. But this beautiful soup turned out sooo tasty. It was oh so cheesy and there were croissant croutons in it that became doughy and just OOOH! You know what I mean? Yeah..this is a major winner.I guess it's good I've only made the four recipes so far because this review would go on and on. Luckily for you, I didn't have all the time in the world so I'll be making more this weekend.There is also a salad section, snack section, and supper section which actually has mains & sides tacked on to several of the dishes giving us more side recipes than what is included in potatoes & their friends.I will say that her introduction to the book and the intros to all the recipes have a great layer of humor. Her stories are fun and will make you laugh out loud. She also talks about how she went through postpartum between books (and babies) and how that affected her/this book. She reminds us she is only human, and a relatable one at that.There are photos of almost every recipe, but a couple might be missing and that bothers me. I like to see what the outcome of what I'm making should look like at the end. Not to mention, you want to see how tasty a dish looks to decide if you want to make it. I'll still make everything in this book regardless.So there you have it...delicious recipes from Chrissy Teigen. Food that will make you look like a pro in the kitchen when you have a dinner party. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a cookbook with food they actually want to eat.
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  • Ellen Gail
    January 1, 1970
    Y'all, this french onion soup recipe. I'm in cheese heaven.
  • Emilee Hone (Emilee Reads)
    January 1, 1970
    The food in this looks so beautiful I literally had tears in my eyes the first time I flipped through it. Excited to try these recipes!
  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    Anybody else love reading cook books or is it just me?
  • Cait
    January 1, 1970
    This is genuinely AMAZING. The hit rate of "oh shit I want to make that ASAP" was definitely higher than the original, and definitely higher than a lot of other cookbooks.
  • Elaine
    January 1, 1970
    I might have been the only person in the world who didn't know what a foodie Chrissy Teigen is.I knew her mostly as a model and the wife of John Legend but nothing about how much she loves to eat and cook and eat, until my sister told me about her cookbooks. Cravings: Hungry for More was a lot of fun to read.I loved Chrissy's blunt, sometimes sardonic commentary, the gorgeous full page color photographs and the easy, accessible recipes that anyone can do. Even me!But just as importantly, I love I might have been the only person in the world who didn't know what a foodie Chrissy Teigen is.I knew her mostly as a model and the wife of John Legend but nothing about how much she loves to eat and cook and eat, until my sister told me about her cookbooks. Cravings: Hungry for More was a lot of fun to read.I loved Chrissy's blunt, sometimes sardonic commentary, the gorgeous full page color photographs and the easy, accessible recipes that anyone can do. Even me!But just as importantly, I love love love how decadent and cheesy and dense most of these recipes are and Chrissy flouts it unabashedly, unreservedly and unashamed.These recipes were made to be enjoyed and shared (or not, if you don't want to), calories be damned.
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  • KC
    January 1, 1970
    This is an awesome cookbook. Simple meals anyone can make.
  • Sabrina
    January 1, 1970
    A visual feast for the eyes. Comfort food with recipes that are easy to follow. Well done!
  • Ginny Harple
    January 1, 1970
    Everything I have made is fantastic. Delicious, amazing, normal person food and she is hilarious. Just get it and cook while you watch your Bravo
  • Hope Ortego
    January 1, 1970
    Can't wait to try these recipes. I loved her humor sprinkled through the book as well.
  • Kortney
    January 1, 1970
    Slightly obsessed with Chrissy Teigen, seriously can we be friends!? Who knew you could make a cookbook funny? The recipes are good too!
  • Teresa
    January 1, 1970
    This had some helpful tips and great photos, but no recipes that I'm interested in attempting.
  • meghann
    January 1, 1970
    I love all things Chrissy Teigen, and I've loved making gluten free/vegetarian versions of the recipes in her first cookbook. So of course I was at the Barnes and Noble the day this was released. The introduction had me feeling all those feels, and the acknowledgement section had me tearing up when I got to her dogs. But the anecdotes and tips in the introductions to each of her recipes always make me laugh. I've got two weeks off coming up for fall break, and I've already got my list of recipes I love all things Chrissy Teigen, and I've loved making gluten free/vegetarian versions of the recipes in her first cookbook. So of course I was at the Barnes and Noble the day this was released. The introduction had me feeling all those feels, and the acknowledgement section had me tearing up when I got to her dogs. But the anecdotes and tips in the introductions to each of her recipes always make me laugh. I've got two weeks off coming up for fall break, and I've already got my list of recipes I am going to try:Jalapeno Parmesan-Crusted Grilled CheeseSweet & Spicy Peach and Brie Grilled Cheese (I love me a grilled cheese sandwich)Salt & Vinegar Baked FriesSpicy Honey Butter Carrot CoinsJalapeno Cheddar Corn PuddingSauteed Spicy Asparagus And that's just the first round. This book has so many delish sounding recipes.
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  • Becki Iverson
    January 1, 1970
    I've said this before and I'll say it again: I. LOVE. Chrissy. Teigen. Her witty, succinct style (which was honed and perfected on Twitter) is just the thing to lighten your load on hefty days, and I can't ever get enough of her social media accounts. The best thing about the Cravings series is that these are legit cookbooks, so you can get your nosh and your belly laugh on all at the same time. There are so many creative re-mix recipes here of classic favorites (like a pad thai meets spaghetti I've said this before and I'll say it again: I. LOVE. Chrissy. Teigen. Her witty, succinct style (which was honed and perfected on Twitter) is just the thing to lighten your load on hefty days, and I can't ever get enough of her social media accounts. The best thing about the Cravings series is that these are legit cookbooks, so you can get your nosh and your belly laugh on all at the same time. There are so many creative re-mix recipes here of classic favorites (like a pad thai meets spaghetti carbonara combo, or a breakfast casserole made of everything bagel ingredients) that are sure to please any American palate, and she manages to make what might otherwise feel like scary / strange foreign ingredients accessible and exciting for those who are unfamiliar with them (here's looking at you sambal oelek and sweet Thai chili sauce). The best chapter far and away is the tribute to her mother's cooking, which is inventive and sweet and completely drool-worthy. I don't own either of these books yet but they would make awesome gifts (hint hint) and are just the thing you need to revive your holiday recipe roundup for groups of large people. Best of all - since this sequel was written after Teigen started having kids, the recipes are uber-simplified and almost all can be done with minimal effort in around 30 minutes or less. This is a total winner on the cookbook scale and fun to read even for those who normally find cookbooks boring. Love, love, love!
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  • Jessica ☕
    January 1, 1970
    Chrissy Teigen is delightful. She's goofy and beautiful, and, despite being glamorous, doesn't seem pretentious. The same can be said for this cookbook. While elegant dishes abound, there are also multiple grilled cheese recipes, some BBQ, and corndogs. Many recipes can be easily made vegetarian, and there is a good assortment of healthy and not-so-healthy. It includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, salads, dessert, and an entire chapter appropriately named "Thai Mom."The directions are easy to follo Chrissy Teigen is delightful. She's goofy and beautiful, and, despite being glamorous, doesn't seem pretentious. The same can be said for this cookbook. While elegant dishes abound, there are also multiple grilled cheese recipes, some BBQ, and corndogs. Many recipes can be easily made vegetarian, and there is a good assortment of healthy and not-so-healthy. It includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, salads, dessert, and an entire chapter appropriately named "Thai Mom."The directions are easy to follow and the pictures are large and welcoming.This was a library checkout but it may become a personal purchase in the near future.
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  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    This is a cookbook and an excellent one at that. I really enjoyed the intros to all the recipes - her conversational style really reaches out to the reader. The recipes are easy, mostly fast, can be done by anyone without any extra kitchen equipment, and are tweekable (add more of this spice over that spice - use this green instead of that one, etc.). I prefer cookbooks from non-trained 'chefs' as I find the recipes in them to be more like I might cook at home. Chrissy loves food, loves to cook, This is a cookbook and an excellent one at that. I really enjoyed the intros to all the recipes - her conversational style really reaches out to the reader. The recipes are easy, mostly fast, can be done by anyone without any extra kitchen equipment, and are tweekable (add more of this spice over that spice - use this green instead of that one, etc.). I prefer cookbooks from non-trained 'chefs' as I find the recipes in them to be more like I might cook at home. Chrissy loves food, loves to cook, and loves to eat - and the pictures are beautiful.Anyone looking for a cookbook where they could reach for and find something new and easy for dinner would love this book.
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  • Emily Duchon
    January 1, 1970
    4.5Some really good recipes here, but my favorite is the sweet & spicy peach & brie grilled cheese. I'm going to make the blackberry pop-overs this week as well (and they look fabulous), but upon discovering I have a peach tree in my yard have been looking for unique and tasty peach recipes, especially. I like Chrissy's books. Nothing is too difficult and she has some easy recipes for families and working people. Plus, she's just a feisty, fun gal that I enjoy supporting.
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  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    I almost never rank cookbooks on my Goodreads because I rarely sit down and actually read them, but Chrissy's are an exception. Unlike so many of the very specialized cookbooks I see at work (This Diet, That Diet, Eating for Bad Knees, etc); this is just yummy, yummy food with Chrissy's commentary that is sometimes helpful and always humorous. So I haven't made every item in here just yet, but her corn pudding was a huge hit this Thanksgiving.
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  • Morgan
    January 1, 1970
    This one didn't have quite as many recipes that I immediately earmarked as her first cookbook, but I'm still here for it and her highly entertaining recipe intro's (though I'll probably never get over how weird it is to see an old acquaintance of mine from high school popping up in her cookbooks and social media as a full-fledged member of her inner circle).
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  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    Her introductions and instructions are hilarious, and the pictures are beautiful. As with the first book, I only picked out a few things to try to make, but that's much more of a reflection of how often I cook than of the book.
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Chrissy Teigen is a breath of fresh air. She is hilarious, clearly loves food and cooking, and keeps the tone of her books light and casual. The recipes look wonderful. I'm impressed and ready to cook.
  • Kate TerHaar
    January 1, 1970
    Love the tips and comments about the recipes made by Chrissy.
  • Heatherblakely
    January 1, 1970
    This is covered in Post-Its and my mouth is watering and I wonder if I can buy the library a new copy and just keep this one because I’ve marked so many recipes So many
  • Jennifer Spiliakos
    January 1, 1970
    I love Chrissy. And her food. This one reads just as good, she's refreshingly real, sharp, and charming. There's much more simple recipes in this one, plenty that I plan on making over the next few months.
  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    I like this one even better than the first. RTC!
  • Wendy
    January 1, 1970
    Not quite as strong as the first offering. I did make the Salted Maple Granola and the Red Curry Chicken and both were excellent.
  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    Every bit as delightful, delicious and fun as the first book. Loved it!
  • Lori Chambers
    January 1, 1970
    Love Chrissy Teigen's voice throughout the cookbook and the easy-to-follow recipes with ingredients that I generally have on hand. Great ideas.
  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    I likes food. A lots.
  • Mira Prater
    January 1, 1970
    I love her, the recipes, and the stories. I made the pulled bbq chicken tonight and it was impeccable. I’m so glad she’s come into my life; we’re practically best friends!
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