Comfort food never tasted so good!
Carla Hall is co-host of ABC’s daily lifestyle series The Chew. Carla first won the hearts of fans nationwide on Bravo’s Top Chef. When she returned for Top Chef All-Stars, she went on to win Fan Favorite with her warmth, enthusiasm, and delicious food. In this book, she serves up more than 100 fantastic recipes that revolutionize comfort food by using fresh ingredients in her twists on tried-and-true classics.
From the Southern staple Down-Home Deviled Eggs with Smoky Bacon to silky and light Spicy Carrot-Ginger Soup to the ultimate Chicken Pot Pie with buttery crust on the bottom to her Granny’s unforgettably luscious Five-Flavor Pound Cake, Carla’s beautiful, flavorful recipes are so deeply satisfying, they’ll become family favorites in your kitchen.
Carla believes that the only way to make truly comforting food is to cook it from the heart. And she does it by making the most of seasonal, whole ingredients while keeping preparation easy and getting reliable, accurate results. In Cooking with Love, Carla shows us the love with tempting and inspiring recipes for all sorts of sumptuous dishes, displayed in beautiful full-color photographs. Carla also teaches culinary basics and shares kitchen tips as well as funny, poignant tales of her own experiences cooking with family, friends, and fellow chefs.
Currently the cohost of ABC's The Chew and owner of Alchemy, an artisan cookie company, Hall, a Nashville native, tackles her first cookbook. Hall describes herself as "a simple southern girl who loves to cook and who cooks to love." As she confirms in her intro: "The only way you can make transformative food is to cook it from the heart." With 125 recipes incorporating flavors from all over the world, most still are inspired by Hall's American South, where she grew up eating traditional Southern food at her "Granny's" table. The book is separated into chapters of basics such as side dishes, vegetarian dishes, meat, poultry, and dessert enhanced by Hall's personal stories of cooking with friends and family. Down-home deviled eggs with smoky bacon, Backyard BBQ salad made with chicken and Southern fried catfish are examples of straightforward, classic dishes. Recipes with international flair include curried beef dumplings, Persian marinated lamb roast with cucumber-yogurt sauce on grilled pita, and ginger chicken stir-fry. Tips labeled "Catering Like Carla" (Hall catered for decades) give readers extra ideas and instructions, such as having guests assemble their own tortillas by setting up a buffet line for her Cuban pork loin with marinated red onions and queso blanco. What the book lacks in continuity it more than makes up for in diversity of recipes. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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November 06, 2012
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