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Like many Americans during the pandemic crisis, Chrissy Teigen has been staying home and cooking—a lot. And just like the rest of us, even celebrities are having difficulty finding specific items in the grocery store, as many Americans have stocked up on ingredients. This week, Chrissy Teigen was keeping us extra entertained when she posted on Twitter that she was in dire need of romaine lettuce—and would trade anyone who had any for a loaf of her famous banana bread. 

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Luckily, Twitter user Chris Klemens came through, posting a photo of himself holding an unopened bag of romaine. After confirming that the photo was, indeed, taken recently, Chrissy accepted the swap.


But this is only the beginning of this saga. Soon after approving Chris’s romaine, Chrissy tweeted that she only had enough bananas to make one loaf of bread—and her husband John Legend was quite unhappy to be losing out on some straight-out-of-the-oven banana bread. So instead of simply giving away an entire banana bread, Chrissy pleaded with Chris, asking if she could trade half of a banana bread for the aforementioned romaine. “I’ll throw in a slice of pie,” Chrissy added. Chris seems to have accepted this change of plans, and the trade was thus made (and obviously documented on Twitter, with plenty of social distance between the two parties).

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For those who followed along during this romaine and banana bread escapade might now, in fact, be craving a loaf of warm banana bread. Luckily, Chrissy already shared her famous banana bread with the world in 2017. You might have to bake it yourself—with no romaine lettuce trade required—but at least you’ll still have banana bread. Chrissy’s version boasts plenty of mashed brown bananas, a box of vanilla instant pudding, shredded coconut, and chocolate chips, and is then plopped into a Bundt pan for maximum moistness.


Once it’s out, share with those you’ve been quarantined with. And who knows: Maybe you’ll be searching for some romaine lettuce from your neighbor, and you’ll have to make a trade yourself. At least now you’ve got the Twitter-endorsed banana bread to seal the deal.

Header image courtesy of Cravings by Chrissy.

Amy Schulman is an associate editor at Chowhound. She is decidedly pro-chocolate.
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