Chrissy Teigen reveals why she's 'getting nervous' about her second cookbook

It should surprise no one that Chrissy Teigen is that one friend that everyone texts for last-minute recommendations on where to eat, where to travel and, well, where to eat while you travel.

The unfiltered star, who this year alone has traveled to places like Bali, Morocco and Italy, told AOL Entertainment that she is constantly being asked for travel and eating tips, which she attributes to an alteration in her general lifestyle.

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"Especially in the last few years, I have definitely gotten a lot more text messages than normal about where to go or what to see," she told us on a recent phone call. "A lot of my friends are traveling more, we're growing up a bit and having families, so it's nice to be able to help them out. I feel in my heart that I've pretty much seen and done everything, and I really know what cities I love."

And, though husband John Legend travels with her on most of her big trips, she admits that he's been getting different kinds of texts from their friends.

"People will be texting John about what's going on in the White House right now, and I'm the one that they're like, 'What's the coolest place to eat in Florence?'" she said with a laugh.

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Chrissy Teigen helps launch Chase Sapphire's Sapphire Sundays with a brunch at Rose Café in Venice Beach.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: Chrissy Teigen attends the 5th annual Beautycon festival at Los Angeles Convention Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Jen Aitkin and Chrissy Teigen attend INTERMIX x A.L.C 'On Duty' Launch Dinner with Chrissy Teigen at Jon and Vinny's on August 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, Californi (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for INTERMIX x A.L.C)
HOBOKEN, NJ - JULY 25: Chrissy Teigen shares McDelivery with the Hoboken Fire Department on July 25, 2017 in Hoboken City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for McDonald's)
NEWPORT, RI - JULY 22: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen look on during the Tennis Hall of Fame induction ceremonies at the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 22, 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images for the International Tennis Hall of Fame)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the 71st Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Chrissy Teigen shoots photos in the press room during the 2017 Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 6: Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners offers up a ball after Chrissy Teigen, second from left, John Legend, far right, and daughter Luna Stephens threw out the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Minnesota Twins and the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 6, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Gar�ns:Art of the In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Chrissy Teigen hosts a 'Cocktails with Chrissy' event featuring delicious Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka summer cocktails on April 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for SMIRNOFF)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are seen walking in Soho on April 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the 2017 TIME 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Chrissy Teigen attends the City Harvest's 23rd Annual Evening Of Practical Magic at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for City Harvest)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 31: Chrissy Teigen is seen on March 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Pressphotodirect/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Model Chrissy Teigen arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Beauty and the Beast' at El Capitan Theatre on March 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend The Art of Elysium presents Stevie Wonder's HEAVEN - Celebrating the 10th Anniversary at Red Studios on January 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Model Chrissy Teigen (L) and actor/singer/executive producer John Legend attend WGN America's 'Underground' Season Two Premiere Screening at Regency Village Theatre on March 1, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for WGN America)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Model Chrissy Teigen arrives at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Model Chrissy Teigen (L) and musician John Legend arrive at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)

Wanting to spread her knowledge about travel to even more people, Teigen partnered with Chase Sapphire to curate travel and dining itineraries available exclusively to Sapphire cardmembers.

That being said, the qualities that Teigen looks for in an ideal travel destination have changed recently, especially since welcoming daughter Luna last April. Strictly romantic getaways for her and John and largely a thing of the past, as they now have another human being to worry about on vacation.

"A lot of our romantic getaways have combined with our baby getaways," she explained. "We no longer have travels where we just focus on romance. We want to be able to do everything; we want to be able to go to places that have the most amazing restaurants, fantastic sightseeing, beautiful boats -- we love water! -- but we also want there to be sidewalks and family friendly areas. When we have a good weekend to spend away, we kind of combine those two trips."

Teigen's extensive traveling is also informing her work, especially the highly-anticipated follow-up to Cravings, her best-selling cookbook. The Chase Sapphire Reserve cardmember revealed that her recent trip to Bali, where she took part in a wellness retreat at Como Shambala, will have a profound impact on the recipes in her second cookbook through the way it opened her eyes to new flavors, spices and tastes.

"My mind was just really open, so I came home and I had totally different cravings," she said. "My last book really had a theme: It was hardy, rich, American fare, and my mom had a chapter, but it was mostly flavor-popping, heavy-duty, good-for-the-family recipes. But, now, I feel much more well-traveled and wanting to use more herbs and spices and freshness and simplicity. I'm getting nervous, because I've done half the book already and now all of a sudden I have totally different mindset."

"I'm trying to get a base for the book so that there is some cohesiveness," Teigen continued.

Another place she draws inspiration from? Twitter. Notoriously outspoken on the social media platform, Teigen routinely poses questions to her followers asking for ideas, tips and secrets for making things happen in the kitchen. Because why Google something when you can just ask a million people the same question at once?

"I favorite all of them so I can have them all in one area," she told us with a laugh. Plus, she explained, it shows her fans that she still has a lot to learn when it comes to mastering everything in the kitchen.

"It's good that a lot of people see that I question things, too. I'm still learning! I get so many responses that open my eyes. It's cool for people to see that, because I don't know the answer to everything. I think one of the best things about Twitter is that you can be in a city and tweet them where you should go to eat, and they will all have answers. In one minute I can have 80,000 votes on a restaurant. It's pretty spectacular."

See some of our favorite Chrissy Teigen tweets:

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31 of Chrissy Teigen's most iconic tweets

When she had a baby and dropped this truth bomb:

When she was the best at trolling her husband:

When she was basically every girl who has ever worried about her body:

When she was a little bit of a fangirl:

When she tried to go vegan:

When she made us kind of wish she had her own show:

When she shared this very suggestive bumper sticker:

When she shut her IVF trolls down with this perfect quip:

When she admitted pregnancy fashion is hard:

When she gave us this useful advice:

When she revealed a major flaw in the system:

When she revealed the ways new models really make money:

When she trolled her trolls:

When this was her response about her daughter after the Internet shamed her for going out to dinner with John:

When she reminded us that being a celebrity isn't always all fun and games:

When she admitted her laziness and felt no shame:

When she reminisced about her pre-baby life:

When she was just a little bit immature in the best way possible:

When she fell victim to the WebMD curse:

When she was all of us who hate shaving our legs:

When she was hilariously twisted

When even she couldn't escape this Apple annoyance:

When she needed to be reminded why her small butt is great, too:

When she felt no shame in admitting her love for bread:

When she made this admittedly genius plan:

When she made this observation:

When she didn't know what to do with nail polish, and it was endearing:

When she wasn't sure how to keep Tweeting as a new parent:

When she had no time for the haters:

When her TV choices were relatable AF:

And when she summed up our thoughts about the future:


Considering Teigen's own penchant for travel and food and cooking, it was only natural for us to ask her whether she secretly has a dream to open her own restaurant.

"That's really tough," she said with a pause. "I don't want to think that I can just come in and run something like that, though. So, no!"

That being said, she did reveal to us that she has a pipe dream down the line of opening up another kind of establishment. One that, we have to be honest, sounds quite dreamy.

"I do have dreams of opening up a bed and breakfast one day," she said excitedly. "That would be my ultimate dream, where I have my dogs running around and we have a small, limited menu of things that we've been cooking in my family for a long time. Maybe four of five rooms. Didn't Richard Gere have one?"

We checked -- he does -- though, knowing how delicious Teigen's recipes taste, we're going to wait for her dream to become her reality.

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