Cravings: Hungry for More

Cravings: Hungry for More

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 Carbonar/>Cravings:...

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Title:Cravings: Hungry for More
Author:Chrissy Teigen
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Cravings: Hungry for More Reviews

  • Laura

    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,

    . 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

    , 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

    . 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..

    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

    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.

  • Emilee Hone (Emilee Reads)

    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!

  • Sabrina

    A visual feast for the eyes. Comfort food with recipes that are easy to follow. Well done!

  • KC

    This is an awesome cookbook. Simple meals anyone can make.

  • Cait

    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.

  • Kristie

    The recipes in this book look tasty and there are several I would like to try, enough that even though I borrowed this book from the library I will most likely purchase a copy to add to my collection. I like to add little flags and sticky notes in my cookbooks to mark the recipes I would like to try and this one would have quite a few.

    The recipes included are not difficult, but they are not overly simplistic either. Chrissy uses ingredients you can likely find at any grocery store. She also giv

    The recipes in this book look tasty and there are several I would like to try, enough that even though I borrowed this book from the library I will most likely purchase a copy to add to my collection. I like to add little flags and sticky notes in my cookbooks to mark the recipes I would like to try and this one would have quite a few.

    The recipes included are not difficult, but they are not overly simplistic either. Chrissy uses ingredients you can likely find at any grocery store. She also gives occasional tips and options for using different foods or appliances.

    I think the first recipe I will try is

    . They sound delicious and easy to make. The recipe for the blackberry jam is included, though you could use store bought if you wanted to. An added bonus for me - there is no yeast in the popovers!

    I enjoy Chrissy’s sassiness, which shows through in all her commentary. I also enjoy the photos of her and her family, although they are clearly posed they are still cute. Chrissy’s mom is Thai and there is a whole section dedicated to her, called Thai Mom.

    A couple of notes: Chrissy definitely likes spicier food than I do, however there are plenty of not so spicy or easily made less spicy foods in this book. She also loves cilantro & coconut, neither of which I am a fan of. Fortunately, I have been cooking long enough that I am able to make some changes to recipes that might have ingredients that I do not love making them more to my liking and I do so often.

    I would definitely recommend checking out this cookbook to anyone that likes to cook and is just looking for something new to make. It is not a fancy cookbook, more for every day or casual guests. It is also not a diet or fad cookbook, just a bunch of recipes to try out on any average day.

  • Sara

    Anybody else love reading cook books or is it just me?

  • Ellen Gail

    Y'all, this french onion soup recipe. I'm in cheese heaven.

  • Elaine

    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.

    was a lot of fun to read.

    I love Chrissy's blunt, sometimes sardonic commentary, the gorgeous full page color photographs and the easy, accessible recipes that anyone can do.

    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.

    was a lot of fun to read.

    I love Chrissy's blunt, sometimes sardonic commentary, the gorgeous full page color photographs and the easy, accessible recipes that anyone can do.

    But, just as importantly, I

    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

    calories be damned.

  • Nicole

    In my review of Chrissy's first cookbook, I stated that I was absolutely sure she would come out with a second (and a third, etc.) and here we are! My husband and I are so thrilled to be cooking our way through Cravings: Hungry for More in 2019 - targeting 50%-80% completion of each section. The first cookbook was absolutely delicious and I was thrilled to be jumping back on the Chrissy flavor train - CHOO CHOO! Can you sense the enthusiasm there?

    So fa

    In my review of Chrissy's first cookbook, I stated that I was absolutely sure she would come out with a second (and a third, etc.) and here we are! My husband and I are so thrilled to be cooking our way through Cravings: Hungry for More in 2019 - targeting 50%-80% completion of each section. The first cookbook was absolutely delicious and I was thrilled to be jumping back on the Chrissy flavor train - CHOO CHOO! Can you sense the enthusiasm there?

    So far, the Sandwich section has been amazing, the two nacho recipes are already household staples and the ribs - Can anyone else make delicious pork ribs in 30 minutes or less?

    : 9/14 Recipes

    French Toast w/Whipped Honey Ricotta Topping (3/5)

    Crispy Parmesan Waffles(4/5)

    Pepper’s Garlicky Bacon Scramble (3/5)

    Everything Bagel Cream Cheese Breakfast Bake (3/5)

    Egg Mozzarella Ham Cups (4/5)

    Croissant Bread Pudding Ham Cups (3/5)

    Fluffy Popovers w/Melted Brie & Blackberry Jam (3/5)

    Cheesy Spicy Breakfast Hash (4/5)

    Salted Maple Granola (3/5)

    : 5/6 Recipes

    Lazy Shrimp & Pork “Wonton” Soup (2/5)

    Creamy Tomato Soup w/Peppery Parmesan Crisps (3/5)

    French Onion Soup (3/5)

    Parmesan Minestrone w/Chili Mayo Toasts (3/5)

    Balcony Clam Chowder (3/5)

    : 5/6 Recipes

    Cool Ranch Taco Salad (3/5)

    Roasted Carrot & Avocado Salad w/Lime Dressing (3/5)

    Goat Cheese Nicoise (3/5)

    Asian Pear & Avocado Salad (4/5)

    Tangy Herb-Sesame Slaw (4/5)

    : 8/9 Recipes

    Chicken Teriyaki Burgers (3/5)

    Grilled Pork Banh Mi Sandwiches(5/5)

    Sweet & Spicy Peach & Brie Grilled Cheese (2/5)

    Cheesy Knife & Fork Meatball Subs (3/5)

    Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches (4/5)

    Crispy Bacon & Sweet Pickle Patty Melts (4/5)

    Philly French Dip Sandwiches (3/5)

    Grilled Chicken Toasts (4/5)

    : 8/9 Recipes

    Crispy Coconut Chicken Tenders w/Pineapple-Chili Sauce (3/5)

    Grilled Thai-Glazed Chicken Wings (3/5)

    Onion Dip & Oven-Baked Potato Chips (3/5)

    Chicken Nachos w/Avocado Salsa (4/5)

    Mushroom and Crispy Shallot Nachos (4/5)

    Hollowed-Out Italian Sandwich (3/5)

    Kong’s Hawaiian Pull-Apart Bacon Grilled Cheese (3/5)

    Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola Clusters (3/5)

    : 12/15 Recipes

    Crispy Potato Smashies (4/5)

    Crispy Buffalo Smashies (5/5)

    Crispy-Coated Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges (3/5)

    Two-Tones Potato Gratin (4/5)

    Salt & Vinegar Baked Fries (2/5)

    Taters, Shrooms & Peas w/Parmesan Cream (4/5)

    Golden Onion Rice Pilaf (2/5)

    Spicy Honey-Butter Carrot Coins (4/5)

    Jalapeño-Cheddar Corn Pudding (4/5)

    Sheet Pan Cream & Thyme Roasted Onions (1/5)

    Sautéed Spicy Asparagus (4/5)

    Kung Pao Roasted Broccoli (4/5)

    : 6/11 Recipes

    Pad Thai Carbonara (2/5)

    Khao Tod (3/5)

    Crab Fried Rice (2/5)

    Pork Larb (2/5)

    Red Chicken Curry (3/5)

    Thai Soy-Garlic Fried Ribs (5/5)

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