Vilailuck "Pepper" Teigen has paid tribute to the grandson she lost in an upcoming cookbook that is all about family.
The mother of Chrissy Teigen has dedicated her book, "The Pepper Thai Cookbook: Family Recipes From Everyone’s Favorite Thai Mom," to her late parents and her grandson, Jack, who died at 20 weeks when Chrissy Teigen experienced pregnancy loss last year.
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"We talk about him every day," Pepper Teigen told WSJ. Magazine. "Luna talks about him every day, and that’s how we grieve." "We’re getting better each day... We’re getting so much better and Chrissy too."
"My heart aches love you so much baby Jack," she wrote.
Chrissy Teigen, who has produced two cookbooks of her own, was a big reason Pepper wanted to write down many Thai recipes that had been in her head for years for her new cookbook.
"(Chrissy) put a lot of trust in me and told me that I was the best cook and that I need to write these recipes down,” she told WSJ. Magazine. "And I’m so glad she did. So now I have a book and something that I can pass down to her, Luna and Miles."
Pepper grew up in Thailand and moved to Washington state in the early 1980s after marrying Chrissy's father, Ron Teigen. She would often make Thai meals for herself after serving American comfort food to her family.
"When I was cooking my kind of food, for example my pad thai, it made me feel connected to home,” she told WSJ. Magazine.