Chrissy Teigen, model, de-motivational speaker (as per her Twitter) and celebrated social media voice of reason, has finally turned to Israeli cuisine. The cookbook author fired off a tweet about cooking Israeli food, all the necessary accoutrements in place, from tahini to za’atar to figs.
The Embassy of Israel was quick to reply. Israelis everywhere endorsed the tweet. Chrissy Teigen responded with the appropriate tones of shock and awe. The world was shocked, shaken and shook.
Chrissy Teigen knows a lot about food. Her first cookbook, Cravings, offered edible, accessible recipes, from veggie tortilla stew to chicken lettuce wraps. She operates at the intersection between food celebrity, Internet celebrity and actual famous person celebrity. You’d recognize her on the street, whether she was eating an American cheeseburger or a roasted sweet potatoes with fresh figs (an underrated Israeli classic).
Welcome to the family, Chrissy. And don’t worry, halvah is an acquired taste.
Next time hit us up for ingredients, we can hook you up!— Embassy of Israel (@IsraelinUSA) February 20, 2018
Shira Feder is a writer at the Forward. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org