Mindy Kaling has never shied away from her appreciation of food.
“I can’t for the life of me not eat something that I want to eat,” she wrote in her second memoir Why Not Me?, perfectly summing up our entire eating habits in one simple sentence. Now, she’s taking after another famous food lover: Chrissy Teigen.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, Kaling gave some serious love to the supermodel’s first cookbook, Cravings. “Hands down my favorite cookbook is #cravingscookbook by the wonderful @chrissyteigen,” she gushed before recommending her followers to do a “full Julie & Julia with it” — i.e., cook every recipe — like she is doing.
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The Mindy Project star even named her favorite recipes on this adventure so far: 1) Hawaiian BPLTs, which are buttery BLT sliders made even more delicious with slices of caramelized pineapple, and 2) Pot Pie Soup — essentially a deconstructed chicken pot pie in which the crust is made into crackers for dipping instead of baked on top. “I die,” Kaling says of the dishes.
This isn’t the first time Kaling has taken a liking to a celebrity cookbook. In 2014, the actress made it her New Years’ resolution to cook her way through all the healthy recipes in Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Good, which was part of her “journey to minor self-improvement.”