Chrissy Teigen's Mom Is Releasing A Cookbook. Here's What You Need To Know

If Chrissy Teigen's recipes make your mouth water, just think about who taught her to cook! That's right, mama Teigen known affectionately as "Pepper" is here to bring us some delicious-looking food. Formally known as Vilailuck Teigen, the beloved mom has already been known to many through her famous daughter. After all, she lives with the celebrity couple and grandkids (via Cheatsheet). Clearly a blessing to the entire crew, grandma is able to help both the grown and younger children navigate through those hectic Hollywood schedules. For Teigen's followers on Instagram, a cookbook seems like a natural progression after the Thai-born cook has spent so much time helping daughter test recipes for her own cookbooks.

As described by her daughter during production on Instagram, "Shooting mom's cookbook! It really encompasses everything I ate growing up Thai in an American household!" (via People). You can see many sneak peeks of behind the scenes family shots as shared by the entire Teigen-Legend family on both Instagram and Twitter as well. 

But what can we expect from the cookbook itself?

Family recipes from everyone's favorite Thai mom

First of all, the cookbook is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and will be available in April of 2021. You can expect to find 80 recipes that helped inspire celebrity cookbook author Chrissy Teigen herself and spark her love of spicy chiles. Don't worry, however, as this grandmother or "Yai" is also used to feeding her young grandchildren Luna and Miles, so there should be flavors for all palettes if too much spice is a challenge for you. Try your hand at dishes including Roasted Lemongrass Chicken, Pad Thai Brussels Sprouts, Nam Prik Moo Sloppy Joes, and Seafood Pad Cha.

You'll be able to learn about Pepper's transition as she moved to the U.S. where she learned to substitute American ingredients for hard-to-find Thai foods and get some special insight into being the mother of one of the most recognizable celebrities. Food is grouped by why you might want to eat it with whimsical chapters such as "Always Snacking" which includes Thai Beef Jerky, Son-in-Law Scotch Eggs or "Salads but not Boring" with a Naked Shrimp Salad. As you can tell, there are multiple influences to her home-cooked recipes, so make sure you stick around to also try the Turkey Grapow from "Back Home in Korat" and read up on "Pepper's Pantry" for Puffy Fried Eggs and Sweet Chile Jam.