Cooking & Conversation with Pepper Teigen
Widely featured on daughter Chrissy’s Instagram and in the popular “Pepper’s Corner” video series on the Cravings’ website, Pepper shares her cooking tips and demos delicious recipes ranging from traditional Thai to American recipes with Thai flavors. Cook along with Pepper as she talks about her early days living in the U.S., how she learned to cook Thai dishes with American ingredients and substitutes, and what it’s like to live with America’s favorite food family.
Originally from Thailand, Vilailuck "Pepper" Teigen moved to the United States as a young woman after getting married. She longed for the flavors of home and so she started cooking Thai-ish food often using American ingredient substitutions for Thai items she couldn't find in grocery stores. It was while she was working at her then-husband's bar in Washington that she earned the nickname Pepper, because the bar patrons always saw her snacking on fresh, spicy chiles. Now, Pepper lives in Southern California with her daughter, Chrissy, son-in-law, John, and her grandchildren, Luna and Miles. She is prominently featured on CravingsbyChrissyTeigen.com, as well as in both of Chrissy’s bestselling cookbooks where she shares her recipes, wit, and wisdom.