Cravings: All Together: Recipes to Love: A CookbookHardcover (2024)

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Welcome to Cravings Cookbook Season Three! I am soooo happy to have you back (or joining us for the first time)! Since the birth of Cravings—which feels like 10,000 lifetimes ago—so much has happened: babies have come, career and life paths have zigzagged likewild tributaries. Not to mention the country itself, which has been through the RINGER. We’ve all been through the ringer. A nation divided, friends and families torn apart by fundamental differences. But there has been one constant: one thing has kept me sane, kept us happy, and kept us together—a damn good meal with the ones we care about.

Family (in whatever form that takes for each of us) is more important than ever, and we’ve gotten to see firsthand how crucial love is to our everyday existence. For far longer than anyone would have thought, human interactions were replaced with Zoom calls, and hugs became double- tapped hearts on Instagram. But mannnn, am I lucky that the act of creating a meal, whether it’s for yourself or your people, is a passion for so many of you out there! Every day—Every. Single. Day.—you tag me on posts showing the world something you’ve cooked, and I see how you love to cook as much as I do, and it inspires me. You have no idea!

Look, I know what we write in books is supposed to be able to withstand the test of time, and hopefully by the time you read this, the pandemic is just a bad memory, but I’d be insane not to address the incredible, heartbreaking time we have just been through. People have passed. People have suffered. There has been so much loss. We have all had to cope with this thing in one way or another, and many of us did it alone.

If there is any silver lining, during this time when we’ve been stuck inside, we’ve learned an incredible amount about ourselves and others, and we’ve learned about what we need and what and who we love. Whereas before we barreled ahead without pausing, now we’re lucky to even see our people. Although impromptu dinner parties with friends have seemed like a relic of the past for so long, I also had a chance to realize that they will come back and we will appreciate them more than ever.

For over a year, I have found comfort in, well, comfort. “Comfort food” used to sound like a cliché, but those dishes and that idea have meant somuch to me this past year. Cravings, by nature, are timely. They are urges. Moments. But comfort, hopefully, lasts. The recipes we have created for this book are meant to be a cookable arsenal to hold on to forever.

Without a doubt, I have just lived through a period more transformative than I could have ever imagined. We lived through personal trauma, with the loss of our unborn baby, Jack. And that turned a very private journey into personal love and acceptance of life and all of its wild, horrific, beautiful ups and downs. So many of you stood by us during that time!I cannot thank you enough. This journey changed me in ways nothing else ever could, and while it was the absolute most painful thing I have endured, I have emerged stronger and hungrier than ever. Hungry for my family, hungry for my friends, hungry for love, hungry for work, hungry to make you hungry, and just plain f***ing hungry.

And boy, did Adeena get to see that firsthand. Like in the past, she moved in with me to cook and write this book together . . . and if she thought she knew me before, phew, was she mistaken! Even I was wrong about me. I thought, “Hell, book three, how on earth am I gonna muster up a hundred more recipes without some kind of gimmick?” Do I do healthy? Quick-and-easy? Both? I couldn’t think of a theme. All I knew was that I wanted to have color and JOY, to dive more into the veggie world, to maybe nottttt put ham and cheese into every recipe.

Then I realized that the biggest thing I’ve personally craved—and that I know we have all craved WORLDWIDE—is comfort. Finding joy and beauty in simplicity, in balance. Eating not just to nourish your body but also your soul. As always, we strive to keep our recipes interesting, keep them twisty, keep them Cravings. But some of the dishes here are a little bit simpler, a little bit more straightforward than ones you’ve seen from us in the past. And that’s okay, because sometimes you just want something that tastes like the perfect version of something you’ve had a hundred times before. Because it just makes you feel like everything is going to be okay.

All these recipes were created by us but always, always, inspired by you. I hope these meals take you to your happy place, make your house even more of a home, and bring you all the cozy you’re craving in these—or any—crazy times.

Cravings: All Together: Recipes to Love: A CookbookHardcover (2024)


Which cravings cookbook is better? ›

If you're only going to buy/try one of them, go with her first one. If you want to rifle through them both, I'm happy to let you see both of mine, but cooking my way through both of them it was very clear that the first book is much better. Cravings 1 is better in my opinion for a number of reasons.

Who wrote cravings cookbook? ›

Award-winning writer Francis Lam — who in his capacity as an editor-at-large for Clarkson Potter scouted Teigen and then edited the book — recalls reaching out to her via Twitter a few years ago and seeing if she wanted to write a cookbook then.

Which cookbook has sold the most copies? ›

More than 75 million copies of the book have been sold since it was first published in 1950. Owing to the dominant color of the book's covers over the years, the Betty Crocker Cookbook is familiarly referred to as "Big Red", a term that General Mills has trademarked.

What is the best cookbook to lower blood sugar? ›

Healthline's picks for the best diabetes cookbooks
  • Delicious Dishes for Diabetics: Eating Well with Type 2 Diabetes. ...
  • The Sweet Life: Diabetes Without Boundaries. ...
  • Diabetic Air Fryer Cookbook for Beginners. ...
  • The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook. ...
  • 1,000 Diabetes Recipes.
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What should I eat when I crave food? ›

Craving Comfort Food
  • A cup of plain frozen yogurt.
  • Frozen fruit, especially grapes or bananas.
  • A few tablespoons of dried fruit.
  • An ounce of dark chocolate (preferably 60% cocoa or more)
  • Chocolate milk or hot cocoa (bonus: both beverages boast calcium and vitamin D)
Nov 23, 2020

What is the meaning of the word craving? ›

A “craving” is an especially strong desire for a certain thing, such as chocolate. Food cravings occur because our bodies want more energy, often brought on by diets. Cravings may appear due to a change in diet or lack of sleep, but they can also be a sign of deficiency in our diet.

What famous cookbook did Julia Child write? ›

Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a two-volume French cookbook written by Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, both from France, and Julia Child, who was from the United States. The book was written for the American market and published by Knopf in 1961 (Volume 1) and 1970 (Volume 2).

What is the best overall cookbook for beginners how to cook everything? ›

For twenty years, Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything has been the definitive guide to simple home cooking. This new edition has been completely revised for today's cooks while retaining Bittman's trademark minimalist style—easy-to-follow recipes and variations, and tons of ideas and inspiration.

What is the most popular cookbook size? ›

The average landscape cookbook size is 11 × 8.5 inches with a horizontal page orientation, but you may also opt for smaller print sizes such as 9 × 6 inches and 8.5 × 5.5 inches. The commonly used square cookbook size is 12 × 12 inches, but there are other print sizes available such as 8 × 8 inches and 6 × 6 inches.

Which Ina Garten cookbook should I buy first? ›

Garten answered her fan from Nebraska's pressing question by suggesting she start with "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook." Garten wrote, "I always recommend that beginner cooks start with 'The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook,' which is filled with the easy recipes that I used to make at my specialty food store in East Hampton ...

Does Brenda Gantt have more than one cookbook? ›


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