7 Things I Hate About Chrissy Teigen’s Cookbook

Chrissy Teigen is known for her honest, and always hilarious, voice on social media. But she’s also known for her cooking skills. Teigen is known to spend lots of time in the kitchen. Her love of cooking spawned the cookbook, Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat. Ahead, see what I can’t stand about her cookbook.

I love Chrissy Teigen, but her cookbook needs work

Raul Adorno and Chrissy Teigen attend DuJour Magazine and NYY Steak celebrating Chrissy Teigen with FENDI timepieces and Moet Ice on July 28, 2014 in New York City.

Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook leaves some things to be desired. | Craig Barritt/Getty Images for DuJour

Let me start off by saying I love Chrissy Teigen. She’s funny and real. She posted a photo of her stretch marks on social media letting everyone know models have imperfections too. “Stretchies say hi!” she captioned the picture. But her cookbook has room for improvement. Many improvements, in my opinion. Here’s hoping her second cookbook addresses these issues.

Hint: One step is missing from a recipe’s instructions.

One recipe forgot a crucial ingredient

raw Bacon stripes on wooden background

Where’s the bacon? | HandmadePictures/iStock/Getty Images

My first foray into Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook involved a salad with bacon and creamy dressing. Sounds like a winner, right? Wrong. The ingredient list didn’t prompt the at-home cook to make bacon. The directions for the bacon are listed on the opposite page but not in the step-by-step directions. “No biggie,” I thought as I flipped the pages in search of the recipe.

Hint: One food group is missing from the cookbook.

No desserts

Piece of chocolate cake

Dessert would have been nice. | iStock/Getty Images

My heart dropped when I looked at the table of contents and realized there weren’t any dessert recipes. “They’re all here — except dessert,” she writes in the book’s introduction. “It is well documented how badly I suck at baking.” But Chrissy, dessert is a food I want to eat. I would’ve liked the cookbook to include dessert recipes from her family at the very least.

Hint: Portions are too small.

Small portions

Different sized portions of food

The recipe didn’t make enough. | Martin Poole/iStock/Getty Images

As I’m making the salad, I realize there’s not nearly enough to feed four adults. I double the recipe, and eventually triple the recipe for good measure. The recipe says one batch of the salad serves six and I’m left wondering this means six toddlers.

Hint: I spent way too much in the kitchen.

Recipe took too long to make

vintage clock on table

Making a salad shouldn’t take hours. | coffeekai/iStock/Getty Images

I’m embarrassed to say how much time I spent in the kitchen putting the salad together. As much as I love cooking, making this salad took way too long. I will say this was my first time making the dish, accounting for additional time. But I spent hours on this salad.

Hint: The directions left me confused.

Unclear directions

Chrissy Teigen

Some directions were difficult to follow. | Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Stella Artois

The directions left me confused at certain points in the salad-making process. How is this possible when making a salad? I don’t know but it happened. I felt the directions could’ve been even clearer. Some steps were harder to follow than others and left me wondering about measurements.

Hint: The salad didn’t sit well.

One person got sick

Woman Stomach Ache

Maybe this was user error. | champja/iStock/Getty Images

While this is no fault of Chrissy Teigen’s, after eating the salad, one person got so sick they had to leave the dinner party and go home. This may be a sign of my cooking skills but I’m wary to make the salad again. Food poisoning is no joke.

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