La décolletagiste dans la cuisine

In today’s e-newsletter from bon appétit magazine, celebrity Chrissy Teigen flaunts her ribs — Thai soy-garlic fried ribs — and wields her baguettes — on a tray of banh mi — for family and friends:


About the ribs:

Teigen knows that making ribs at home can be sooooo intimidating, because pretty much every rib recipe involves hours of smoking or slow-baking. Her mom, Pepper Thai, has a genius solution: deep-fry the ribs until they are tender yet chewy and “jerky-like.”

[Ingredients:] 1 rack baby back pork ribs (12–14 ribs), separated into individual ribs; 2 Tbsp. soy sauce; 7 garlic cloves, finely chopped; 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper; vegetable oil (for frying; about 2 qt.)

Teigen on cooking:

More important than a recipe is being able to establish the base, like how to do a perfect poached egg or make a fluffy biscuit. Those tips are things I love and and I need to hear too because I’m just a home cook; I’m not a chef in any way. Having [Adeena Sussman, her co-author] to get the recipes technically perfect was great.

… I’m very big on adjectives in the book too. As you can see, everything is gooey-ooey.

On Teigen herself, from Wikipedia:

(#2) Teigen and John Legend at the 2018 Emmys

Christine Diane Teigen (born November 30, 1985) is an American model and author. She made her debut in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2010 and, alongside Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge, appeared on the cover in 2014. She formerly was a part of the lifestyle panel talk show FABLife and currently co-hosts Lip Sync Battle with LL Cool J on Paramount Network.

… When not working in the world of fashion modeling, Teigen is a cook and writer. She enjoys expanding her knowledge of food while traveling the world.

… Teigen was born in Delta, Utah. Her father is of Norwegian descent, and her mother is Thai.

… Teigen married singer John Legend on September 14, 2013, in Como, Italy. Legend proposed to Teigen in December 2011, after four years of dating

Teigen is also a fierce critic of the real estate speculator and tv reality show host Hemet Grabpussy.

Lexical footnote from NOAD:

noun décolletage: [a] a low neckline on a woman’s dress or top. [b] a woman’s cleavage as revealed by a low neckline.

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