Chrissy Teigen Wants to Know: What Are Your Simple, Underrated Pleasures?

published Mar 15, 2019
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There are not enough words in the world to describe just how good at Twitter Chrissy Teigen is. Which is impressive when you also consider how good she is at cookbook writing, too. So when she asked her nearly 11 million followers to respond to her tweet with a thread of “simple, underrated pleasures,” she got so many great ones. It’s a little like real-life ASMR — things that just relax you by thinking about how great they are and send a tingle of joy down your spine.

While the responses come from every part of life, the food ones, obviously, brought us a special kind of joy. Some were the basic pleasures of life, like Dee’s “That first sip of coffee in the morning, ” or Mary A‘s “Slightly underbaked chocolate chip cookies.”

“Leftovers fitting perfectly in the container you picked,” added Jeff Schnitzer. For some folks it’s all about those special textures: “The burnt cheese on the side of French onion soup,” from Mo, and “The corner piece of baked pasta anything,” from Christy Stone, “A kettle chip that got fried folded over twice,” says Cat Rakowski, and “The first bite of a cold, crisp apple,” for Stefanie Iris Weiss.

Some were more obscure, but made us nod happily in agreement, like Jen’s idea of “The smell of peanut butter when you open a new jar.” She says it never smells the same after that moment. Then there was a whole slew of avocado-related ones (thanks, millennials!): getting a perfectly ripe one, when the pit comes out perfectly, and when it spreads like butter. Speaking of butter, Milenaac says, “Good butter melting on newly baked hot bread,” while Mae says, “The smell of bread baking on a cold winter day.”

The list goes on — and includes clean dishes, first bites, second bites, last bites, and best bites. Check out the thread and maybe just pause for a moment and appreciate all the simple, underrated pleasures of the food world. And send thanks to the mayor of Twitter, Chrissy Teigen.