John Legend reveals his new favourite dessert from wife Chrissy Teigen’s new cookbook

Emma McIntyre/Getty ImagesChrissy Teigen and John Legend.

  • John Legend‘s told INSIDER his new favourite dessert from wife Chrissy Teigen is a chocolate-peanut butter blondie.
  • His favourite meal overall remains her French onion soup, which takes more than an hour to make, and has been updated to use a croissant instead of bread on top.
  • Legend said he doesn’t bother with viral food trends, like rainbow bagels or unicorn frappuccinos, and is dismissive of food that exists to be a gimmick.

With the release of his wife Chrissy Teigen’s new cookbook, John Legend revealed to INSIDER his favourite dessert she makes: A “peanut butter chocolate cookie” blondie made in a skillet.

Legend, in fact, wrote an ode to the dessert in Teigen’s book, “Cravings: Hungry For More,” saying it was the perfect marriage of two of his favourite flavours: chocolate and peanut butter.

“Chrissy made this dessert because she loves me and knows how much I love this magical combination,” he wrote.

His favourite meal overall, however, has remained unchanged since 2016, when Teigen’s first cookbook was released. He told Refinery29 that he loved her French onion soup. He told INSIDER that’s still the case – but she’s since updated the recipe, and it takes hours to make.

“I love the French onion soup. She does this new French onion soup with the croissant as the bread on top,” he said. “It takes a few hours to make because has to sit for a while. It’s so good.”

Legend also told INSIDER that, despite his adventurous eating habits and work with food charities – he’s currently involved in Naked’s Drink Do Good campaign – he never bothers with viral food trends. Not a single bite of a rainbow bagel or a sip of a unicorn frappuccino. Not because he’s been avoiding them, but because he just hasn’t gotten around to it.

“I’m a very adventurous eater. When we travel, I will eat just about anything,” Legend said. “I’ll try anything. It just hasn’t been put in front of me.”

He and Teigen, though, are dismissive of some viral foods that he believes exist for the purpose of virality, but don’t necessarily bring anything creative to the table.

“People will just put any level of combinations together and try to make it a thing,” he said. “Whether or not it tastes good is, you know. I guess you can put another thing on another thing on another thing on another thing and it’s, you know, internet famous. I don’t hate the idea of it, but I know it’s a gimmick.”

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