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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  • Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
    January 1, 1970
    I adore this woman and her kitchen!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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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  • 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!
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    Anybody else love reading cook books or is it just me?
  • Kate TerHaar
    January 1, 1970
    Love the tips and comments about the recipes made by Chrissy.
  • 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.
  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    Every bit as delightful, delicious and fun as the first book. Loved it!
  • Courtney
    January 1, 1970
    Definitely can’t wait to try these recipes. I think I gained 10 lbs just from looking at this! I mean-jalapeño toasted grilled cheese sandwiches!! 😋
  • Meg Jagodzinski
    January 1, 1970
    I read this cover to cover (wild Friday night). There isn’t a recipe in this book I wouldn’t try. The photography is beautiful. I love having a picture for basically every recipe. Chrissy talks about being a mom, body image, her crazy famous life, her ex-blog life, family, etc. and with a great sense of humor. Plus, there are entire chapters dedicated to sandwiches and potatoes. What’s not to love?
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    I haven't made anything out of this cookbook yet (I'm gonna) but I love this woman so hard and her commentary and description of each dish is so hilarious I'm already giving it five stars.
  • Jan
    January 1, 1970
    The jalapeno Parmesan-crusted grilled cheese is one of the easiest and most delicious sandwiches I have ever made. It goes great with Chrissy Teigen's Rotochick Chicken Noodle Soup (recipe in her previous cookbook).
  • Shaina Riley
    January 1, 1970
    You need to make the slow braised short ribs with maple butter sweet potatoes. Trust me.
  • Kelci Jacoby
    January 1, 1970
    YALLLLLLLLL.....I didn’t think @chrissyteigen could outdo Cravings: Recipes for all the food you want to eat, BUT of course she has. Cravings: Hungry for more gets 5 ⭐. If you want a variety of recipes that will make your mouth water just reading them, CHECK OUT THIS BOOK. 😋😋😋😋 Cravings is one of my favorite cookbooks and I can’t try some of the Hungry for More recipes! YALLLLLLLLL.....I didn’t think @chrissyteigen could outdo Cravings: Recipes for all the food you want to eat, BUT of course she has. Cravings: Hungry for more gets 5 ⭐️. If you want a variety of recipes that will make your mouth water just reading them, CHECK OUT THIS BOOK. 😋😋😋😋 Cravings is one of my favorite cookbooks and I can’t try some of the Hungry for More recipes!
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  • Shipshapeeatworthy
    January 1, 1970
    For being completely into cookbooks I’ve never really been too interested in celebrity cookbooks. I think I was always under the impression that these cookbooks leaned more into the celebrity and their celebrity lives with the food being a secondary concern. So I think I surprised myself and those around me when I hardcore fell for Chrissy Teigen’s newest book Cravings: Hungry for More. While I had some awareness of her, I’m not sure I really knew much about Chrissy Teigen suffice to say that wh For being completely into cookbooks I’ve never really been too interested in celebrity cookbooks. I think I was always under the impression that these cookbooks leaned more into the celebrity and their celebrity lives with the food being a secondary concern. So I think I surprised myself and those around me when I hardcore fell for Chrissy Teigen’s newest book Cravings: Hungry for More. While I had some awareness of her, I’m not sure I really knew much about Chrissy Teigen suffice to say that what I do know is that part of the reason for her popularity is her honest, funny, and often irreverent tweets — she is the queen of the clapback. After reading through her cookbook I can totally understand the appeal — she’s very funny and her almost conspiratorial tone really draws the reader in. I feel like I could spend the rest of my review coming up with my favourite quotes from Cravings 2 but I won’t do that because in all honesty the food is even better than the writing.Here’s where I level with you — I’ve never cooked from or looked through her first enormously popular, NYT bestselling cookbook Cravings: Recipes for all the food you want to eat. I feel like I need to be honest so when I start talking about how delicious, wonderful, totally-make-it-again, mouthwatering the food is here the hardcore Teigen/Cravings fans don’t yell at their screens wondering how it comes as a surprise that Cravings 2 is so good when the first book set the bar in that respect. Maybe it’s fair to go so far as to say she’s a cookbook author who happens to be famous rather than being a celebrity cookbook author because I feel like her book is a showcase for her voice and vision.The first recipe I tried? Taters, Shrooms & Peas w/ Parmesan Cream and I can categorically say it is really, really delicious. Did I mention there’s also a killer tomato soup recipe too? Her Creamy Tomato Soup w/ Peppery Parmesan Crisps is a truly sublime soup. What really helps is that there are no specialty ingredients here just everyday items that you’d have in your pantry or easily find at your local supermarket. In the introduction she does stress the importance of parmesan cheese (which is liberally used throughout the book) and I’m going to tell you now that it’s not a cheap ingredient. Take her advice and grate authentic parm it’ll be worth it! I’m warning you now that if you buy the econo, pre-grated bags of “parmesan” you won’t end up with results you’ll be happy with (case in point those Peppery Parmesan Crisps will be mighty limp instead of being crispy and chip-like).Throughout the nine chapters — Breakfast & Brunch, Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Snacks, Potatoes & Their Friends, Thai Mom, Supper, Sweets — there are almost 50 vegetarian or “vegetarianable” recipes! I’ve made around 15 recipes and I could happily cook my way through this book right now if I didn’t have other commitments to review other cookbooks. After talking to a neighbour, the other day, I found out that one of her family’s favourite soup recipes comes from the first Cravings — which goes to illustrate Teigen’s comment about “lifetime books” from her introduction. Home cooks are going to find family favourites here and will keep coming back over and over again. For me, I think her recipe for Crispy Buffalo Smashies w/ Blue Cheese Sauce is now firmly seated in my top-5 all-time favourite recipes — even looking at the picture gives me an immediate Pavlovian response of a drooling mouth. If you talk to my four-year-old her forever favourite is the Instant Mango Sorbet w/ Homemade “Magic Shell” — it was as if our kitchen became her own personal Dairy Queen!Most of you know me as a person who’s dedicated to giving recipes an honest try. I think it’s important if I’m going to tell you that a food is good (or awful) that I made the recipe exactly as it’s written. It seems only sporting! So, when I went to make her Crispy Shallots & Shallot Oil as part of the garnish for her Coconut Carrot Soup I couldn’t make the recipe as written, which directs the home cook to put the onions and oil into a glass dish and microwave on high for 6-8 minutes. When I started to tell my mom the directions her immediate response was “I hope you didn’t do it!” I honestly couldn’t bring myself to do it because I knew, left uncovered, that dish of shallots and oil would make a mess (to say the least) in the microwave. So, I covered it up with paper towel and while I ended up with shallot oil my shallots were not crispy (I think the paper towel trapped too much moisture to let the shallots crisp up). But thinking of the alternative I was okay with the outcome. (As an aside I used my microwave more for this book than I’ve ever used it for anything ever. She’s a big proponent for precooking potatoes in the microwave rather than boiling them on the stove).It’s clear as I’ve cooked through Cravings 2 that Teigen has a true passion for food. She’s presented delicious recipes that are worth not only making for the first time but again and again. I think so often celebrity cookbooks are more aspirational rather than practical. Celebrities offering a way that we can be like them but what Teigen is saying here is that she’s like us. She presents a cookbook full of easy to prepare, really tasty recipes that you’ll want to make again. Ask yourself — are you comfort food at heart or are you wishing for something else? What are the recipes that you make again and again? I know in my case classic comfort food wins every time. Please note that this review is an excerpt of a longer one posted to www.shipshapeeatworthy.wordpress.com.I would like to take this opportunity to thank Appetite by Random House / Clarkson Potter Publishers for providing me with a free, review copy of this book. I did not receive monetary compensation for my post, and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Cecilia
    January 1, 1970
    I bought this cookbook on a whim last weekend, and it arrived yesterday. I loved the original Cravings, and even though the recipe spoilers hadn't excited me much, I figured, Hey, it's Chrissy, I've cooked recipes from her that were some of the best things I have ever cooked (and maybe ever eaten). Chrissy is just as funny and playful and awesome as ever. I love her honesty about her post-partum depression, and the detail about John sleeping on the couch next to her every night melted my heart. I bought this cookbook on a whim last weekend, and it arrived yesterday. I loved the original Cravings, and even though the recipe spoilers hadn't excited me much, I figured, Hey, it's Chrissy, I've cooked recipes from her that were some of the best things I have ever cooked (and maybe ever eaten). Chrissy is just as funny and playful and awesome as ever. I love her honesty about her post-partum depression, and the detail about John sleeping on the couch next to her every night melted my heart. The food photography is gorgeous, and the shots with Chrissy and her family are sweet and lovely. I have a little nitpick that I wish every recipe had a photo to go along with it, but almost all of them do, so that's not a big deal.Why four (actually more like 4.5) stars instead of five? This is more personal taste than anything, but a lot of the recipes have sugar in them. Naturally, certain breakfast items and desserts will be made with sugar, but I mean things like soups and salads and snacks and entrees. I think I could probably omit the sugar in some of the recipes or use an artificial sweetener, but some of the recipes will require processed or natural sugars to create the right flavor for the dish. This won't bother some people, but as a person trying to avoid added sugars in my cooking, this bummed me out a bit. Of course, the original Cravings had plenty of recipes with added sugar, so I shouldn't have been surprised, and both cookbooks are more every-now-and-then recipes rather than everyday recipes, so a little sugar here and there wouldn't be the worst thing, but I figured I'd mention it anyways.Chrissy mentions in the introduction that she wanted to have some lighter, easier recipes in this book, and I can see how she did that, but I miss the heavy, comfort food, ohmahgah feeling of her previous cookbook. There are still recipes like that, but less.I'll update this review once I've cooked a couple of things. If only a few recipes come close to what I've cooked from her first book, then I'll be happy.
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  • Danielle (Starry-Eyed Librarian)
    January 1, 1970
    I've read quite a few cookbooks, especially in the last year, and this is definitely one of my favorites. Chrissy Teigen really strikes that balance of teaching and talking about food in way that's relatable and fun. As she notes in her opening pages, this book isn't about a gimmick ('less than 500 cals', 'cook in 15 min or less', etc.). Instead it's about making delicious and exciting comfort food. I won't call these recipes the healthiest, unless we're being corny and saying 'healthiest for th I've read quite a few cookbooks, especially in the last year, and this is definitely one of my favorites. Chrissy Teigen really strikes that balance of teaching and talking about food in way that's relatable and fun. As she notes in her opening pages, this book isn't about a gimmick ('less than 500 cals', 'cook in 15 min or less', etc.). Instead it's about making delicious and exciting comfort food. I won't call these recipes the healthiest, unless we're being corny and saying 'healthiest for the soul', but they're forever recipes that you can make when you want to enjoy some comfort food with healthier twists. There is a good selection of vegetarian recipes and recipes that can be made vegetarian in here. As for the structure of this book, Teigen jumps straight into recipes after a quick two-page opener. The recipes are sorted into meal type with a few special sections like my favorite 'Thai Mom' section, where Teigen shares both classic and fun twists on Thai recipes courtesy of her mom. Each section is full of beautiful photography of both the meals and Teigen's family enjoying them. This was such a fun cookbook to go through and I'm excited to make these recipes. I highlighted quite a few of them that I can't wait to try!
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  • Meghan
    January 1, 1970
    I was patiently waiting for the release of this book. I have Chrissy's first Cookbook Cravings and I have made almost every single dish/recipe in the book. I did the book for my Cooking Demo program at the library I work at and the patrons absolutely loved it. I could not wait to see what other recipes Chrissy had in store and I was sure they were all to be delicious.Chrissy has done more research and the writing style was like she was on a talk show talking about this book to you because she wa I was patiently waiting for the release of this book. I have Chrissy's first Cookbook Cravings and I have made almost every single dish/recipe in the book. I did the book for my Cooking Demo program at the library I work at and the patrons absolutely loved it. I could not wait to see what other recipes Chrissy had in store and I was sure they were all to be delicious.Chrissy has done more research and the writing style was like she was on a talk show talking about this book to you because she was not afraid to express her personality (one of the things I LOVED about the first book) so we got to know Chrissy a little bit more plus, we got to see some pictures of her daughter Luna who is completely adorable. I can not wait to make some of the recipes including the breakfast biscuit sandwiches, the tomato soup with parmesan crisps, and the buffalo smashie potatoes. I would definitely recommend this cookbook and add this to our cookbooks in the library collection. 5 stars!
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  • Amanda Mitkov
    January 1, 1970
    I love the first Cravings, but I think I love this one even more. I pre-ordered it on a whim since I had won the first book in a giveaway and really liked it. The recipes are phenomenal. The 'Thai Mom' section alone is worth buying the book for- so many incredible, unusual, delicious meals. Pad Thai Carbonara, Crispy Rice Salad with Fried Eggs (OMG), Thai garlic fried ribs...if I ever meet Chrissy's mom Pepper, I'm going to beg her to adopt me, or at least invite me to dinner. And so many recipe I love the first Cravings, but I think I love this one even more. I pre-ordered it on a whim since I had won the first book in a giveaway and really liked it. The recipes are phenomenal. The 'Thai Mom' section alone is worth buying the book for- so many incredible, unusual, delicious meals. Pad Thai Carbonara, Crispy Rice Salad with Fried Eggs (OMG), Thai garlic fried ribs...if I ever meet Chrissy's mom Pepper, I'm going to beg her to adopt me, or at least invite me to dinner. And so many recipes with so much parmesan (my fave), how could it get any better?I don't know who was more excited to get cooking after going through this, my husband or me. (He absolutely loves making any Asian cuisine.) I wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone who loves to cook- there's not a single boring meal in here, the recipes are clear, concise and easy to follow, and Chrissy's commentary is wonderful.
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  • Martha
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first celebrity cookbook I have ever been interested in perusing. And it was worth it! This young woman loves food, cooking, eating and doing it all with family. Lovely illustration are included for each recipe and personal family moments while preparing for this cookbook. You get the full gambit of meals from breakfast and brunch through desserts and sauces and garnishes. There are recipes for meat eaters, vegetarians and those who crave fish and sweets. Apparently, this is not her This is the first celebrity cookbook I have ever been interested in perusing. And it was worth it! This young woman loves food, cooking, eating and doing it all with family. Lovely illustration are included for each recipe and personal family moments while preparing for this cookbook. You get the full gambit of meals from breakfast and brunch through desserts and sauces and garnishes. There are recipes for meat eaters, vegetarians and those who crave fish and sweets. Apparently, this is not her first foray into publishing a cookbook. I think I need to find it too. You won't go wrong with this selection as a gift or addition to your own collection.
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  • Minna
    January 1, 1970
    SIGH. Yet *another* cookbook I NEEEEEEEEED. Chrissy Teigen is a master of:-Food that people actually want to eat-Food that isn't super hard to produce-Food that tastes good too-Making Thai food (or Thai-inspired food, at least) seem approachable and doable as opposed to mysterious and unattainable-Humor-Relatability-Making you want to be her, or friends with her, and I do not mean this in a creepy way. She just seems like So. Much. Fun.In a nutshell, I expected this to be good; book #1 was terri SIGH. Yet *another* cookbook I NEEEEEEEEED. Chrissy Teigen is a master of:-Food that people actually want to eat-Food that isn't super hard to produce-Food that tastes good too-Making Thai food (or Thai-inspired food, at least) seem approachable and doable as opposed to mysterious and unattainable-Humor-Relatability-Making you want to be her, or friends with her, and I do not mean this in a creepy way. She just seems like So. Much. Fun.In a nutshell, I expected this to be good; book #1 was terrific. Cravings: Hungry for More 100% meets - if not exceeds - the high bar set by book #1.
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    I love cookbooks, especially ones with pictures of the food - and I really love Chrissy Teigen's cookbooks! The food photos are mouth-wateringly gorgeous and real, and her writing style is relaxed and confident. It's been fun getting to know her family through her anecdotes and recipe histories. I own and use her first, Cravings, and I look forward to getting much use out of this new book!
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  • Alaina
    January 1, 1970
    I loved her first cookbook and so was excited to get this one. I have made two things already in the week (meatballs and her tomato soup) both delicious and have marked some pages to try more. She’s funny and what I like about this one is that it doesn’t seem like it will take my entire day to make these recipes- they have ingredients I can find and my family will eat.
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