You guys - I cannot tell you how much I love, love, LOVE this cookbook. It's no surprise, I get a small thrill every time discover a new worthy cookbook. Just like finding that latest and greatest I-couldn't-put-it-down book that everyone's been talking about, this discovery represented that for me.
First, I had no idea who Chrissy Teigen was. When I stopped ready Us Weekly years ago, I purged all my unnecessary knowledge of random celebrities, names of spouses, kids, names of their restaurants, etc. etc. In case you also haven't heard of her, she's mildly famous for her modeling days and being John Legend's wife, but more importantly wildly funny.
For the record, a good cookbook in my mind's eye includes the following:
a). it speaks to me
b). colorful pictures of the food, I'm terribly visual, so pages with just recipes is a no-go
c). narratives to explain the nostalgia, passion, or thinking behind the food
d). enough delicious sounding (easy) recipes to make my stomach rumble
Cravings is ALL of these and more, though this is far from your typical cookbook! It is peppered with swear words, healthy-ish recipes but the title speaks to the content, as it is layered with cheesy, rich, and decadent "real life" recipes you actually crave too. I appreciate this, as who really craves beets, or salad. Maybe once in a blue moon?
Trust me, it's worth it.