Chrissy Teigen Reveals the 4 Things She Splurges on in Her Kitchen

Chrissy Teigen is one of the internet’s favorite people, a model and television host who has achieved even greater fame as a home chef and cookbook author. Teigen has released two successful cookbooks and is beloved by millions all over the world.

Her fast and funny commentary is sharp and entertaining, while her recipes tend to be homestyle, flavorful, and easy to prepare. Teigen recently launched her very own website focusing on the kitchen and cooking and her fans are loving it.

Chrissy Teigen attends the LA Premiere of Netflix's "Between Two Ferns: The Movie" at ArcLight Hollywood.
Chrissy Teigen | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Keep reading to learn how Teigen became a force to be reckoned with in the food world, why fans love her recipes and the four things that Teigen splurges on for her kitchen.

Chrissy Teigen’s food blog was hugely popular

In 2011, Teigen was best known for modeling for Sports Illustrated and for her sweet, funny relationship with John Legend. Still, she had another passion that she was pursuing on the side.

Her food blog, So Delushious, was created as a way for Teigen to express herself and share her love of food with the world. Teigen posted tips and tricks for cooking, including how to make the perfect scrambled eggs and scallops, and fans found themselves loving it — and loving Teigen even more.

Teigen eventually parlayed her internet fame into her first cookbook, called Cravings. The cookbook became a smashing success, and her recipes for Chicken Pot Pie Soup, Jalapeno Tuna Casserole, and Veggie Tortilla Stew became staples for many people all over the world.

In 2018, Teigen released her second cookbook, Cravings: Hungry for More, and also curated a specialty line of cookware for Target. She has slowly taken over as America’s favorite home chef and shows no signs of slowing down.

Fans love how ‘real’ Chrissy Teigen is

In November 2019, Teigen took things up a notch by launching her new website “Cravings by Chrissy Teigen.” As she explained in an Instagram post, Teigen wanted a way to be able to connect with her fans and interact with them more directly, as well as share restaurant guides, cooking tips, and all-new recipes. 

The website was so popular upon launch that the massive influx of traffic actually crashed the site. Critics and fans alike have praised Teigen’s new site, commenting on how full of personality it is and how Teigen’s sense of humor and fun shines through on every page.

True to form, Teigen’s realism is also present on the Cravings site, and she gives her opinion on different restaurants that she loves as well as cooking “fails” that she has had. All in all, Teigen has taken over the world of home cooking and seems poised to keep getting bigger and better.

What four things would Chrissy Teigen splurge on?

One of the most popular sections on Chrissy Teigen’s new Cravings website is the “Ask Chrissy!” section, where fans are encouraged to write in with their cooking/food-related questions for Teigen to answer. One of the questions posted recently was from a fan who wondered what her top “pantry/fridge splurges” would be. 

Teigen gave a very detailed answer, revealing that she is at heart a true foodie. She revealed that she is a “salt freak” and prefers one brand of salt specifically, Diamond Crystal Kosher salt. She also likes to have small dishes all over her countertops for easy access.

Teigen also likes very good quality olive oil. She admitted that she and husband John Legend have an “adopted olive tree” in Tuscany, and she gets bottles of fresh-pressed olive oil a few times per year.

Teigen’s other two cooking splurges are good-quality balsamic vinegar and butter. Teigen prefers Irish butter and the butter from Vital Farms. There’s no doubt that her fans love her even more for her honesty and genuine love of food.