Chrissy Teigen's cookbook comes with a bonus ingredient: her phone number

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By Randee Dawn

Early purchasers of Chrissy Teigen's new cookbook "Cravings: Recipes For All The Food You Want To Eat" got a special, unexpected ingredient added: the author's phone number!

Chrissy Teigen at a signing for her new book "Cravings: Recipes For All The Food You Want To Eat" in Los Angeles.Jerod Harris / Getty Images

As the model-turned-cookbook writer (who's married to musician John Legend) explained on Twitter Wednesday, it was partially the dog's fault:

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Naturally, this led to quite a few people reaching out for ... well, more recipe tips, we assume. But she's taken care of business since:

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And apologized to her friends in case they're wondering why she's not returning their texts:

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But this puts Teigen in good company, since TODAY's Hoda Kotb did something similar back in 2013! While demonstrating a Samsung wrist watch on air, Kotb briefly showed her personal cell number and viewers immediately decided to text her. (She got 4,000 texts before the end of the day.)

MORE: Yikes! Hoda gets 4,000 texts after revealing phone number on air

Yep, she had to replace that number, too.

"I'm an idiot, a complete and total idiot, and I'm embracing it!" she told Savannah Guthrie.

Well, as Teigen certainly learned, it does put a little extra spice into the day.

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