Chrissy Teigen may have stepped onto the scene as a supermodel, getting styled in tons of campaigns and covering magazines like Sports Illustrated. However, her other true passion has taken center stage, her love of food and cooking.
Teigen has always been vocal about her love for delicious dishes and treats. She once tweeted, “Cabbage gotta be one of the most underrated stuffed things.” Now with her cookbooks and brand, Cravings by Chrissy Teigen, the mom of two is sharing her love of food with the world.
From a rack of lamb to cardamom coffee buns, there is very little that Teigen doesn’t have a recipe for. However, though she adores food, there is one deliciously chocolatey snack that she absolutely loathes.
This is why Chrissy Teigen became passionate about cooking
Teigen’s love of cooking didn’t come from out the blue, it actually came from her desire to impress her now-husband, John Legend when she was on a budget.
“On one of our earliest dates, I took him to Daniel (four dollar signs on Yelp, ahhh!). I drank a $40 margarita, ate salmon rillettes (fancy salmon spread), and prayed my card wouldn’t be declined,” she wrote in an essay for Glamour. “I couldn’t afford to take him out to more dinners like that, so I started cooking more and more at home for us. I started with my own version of that salmon spread, then roasted whole branzino, osso buco, chipotle BBQ chicken.”
These are Chrissy Teigen’s favorite foods
Now that she is a chef in her own right there is very little that Teigen shies away from. She adores dishes like pickled peppers as a healthy snack and she’s also a big fan of strange combos. Pickled petters are both spicy and acidic — which don’t exactly seem pleasant.
When it comes to her favorite fast foods, it’s Doritos Locos Tacos from Taco Bell and she’s all about pineapple on her pizza.
Chrissy Teigen hates Nutella
Chrissy Teigen absolutely hates Nutella. She hopped on Twitter and declared, “Nutella is sh–t,” without any context at all. She later clarified her disdain for the chocolate snack. “I think a lot of people think that hazelnut is good for them and like, ‘Oh, I feel so French,’ but no, you’re eating chocolate in the morning,” Teigen explained on the YouTube series, Hot Ones. “It’s the mimosa of foods…which is fine, but that’s what I have to say about Nutella.”
Just in case you were wondering, Teigen also despises Milky Way candies (which we totally get.) In 2017 she tweeted, “sorry, I was eating a milky way’ more like ‘sorry i was eating a milky way’ lol milky ways suck.” She later said on Hot Ones, “Nobody’s like, ‘Oh i just had one,’ they were like, ‘Oh, I was four.”
Still, there is one kind of chocolate that Teigen adores. “White chocolate isn’t chocolate but I love it,” she tweeted. “Especially the SUPER-NOT-REALLY-WHITE-CHOCOLATE Hershey’s cookies and cream bar.”
We really need to get our hands on some Cravings recipes.