Cooking with Love: Comfort Food that Hugs You

Cooking with Love: Comfort Food that Hugs You


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Cooking with Love: Comfort Food that Hugs You by Carla Hall

Cohost of ABC’s smash daytime talk show The Chew and a Top Chef All-Stars Fan Favorite, Carla Hall serves up more than 100 fantastic recipes for food that hugs you.

Co-host of ABC’s daily lifestyle series The Chew, Carla Hall first won the hearts of fans nationwide on Bravo’s Top Chef, then won Fan Favorite on Top Chef All-Stars. In Cooking with Love, she serves up more than 100 fantastic recipes for food that hugs you. With her signature tasty twists on tried-and-true classics, comfort food never tasted so good!

From 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 flavorful recipes are so deeply satisfy­ing, they’ll become family favorites in your kitchen.

For Carla, the only way to make truly comforting food is to cook it from the heart, and in Cooking with Love, she shows you that love with her tempting, inspiring recipes for all sorts of sumptuous dishes, displayed in beautiful full-color photographs. Carla also tells funny, poignant tales of her own life cooking with family, friends, and fellow chefs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451662207
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 11/12/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 157,861
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Carla Hall attended L’Academie de Cuisine in Maryland and is owner and executive chef of Carla Hall Petite Cookies, an artisan cookie company based out of Washington, DC. A cohost on the ABC talk show The Chew, she lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, Matthew Lyons, and stepson, Noah.

Genevieve Ko is coauthor of Home Cooking with Jean-Georges and senior food editor at Good Housekeeping.

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Cooking with Love: Comfort Food that Hugs You 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
bookchickdi More than 1 year ago
Hall is a co-host of ABC's daytime show, The Chew, but I first saw her on Bravo TV's Top Chef. She reminded me of an exotic bird, tall, thin and with her down-home Southern way, I think many people (including her competitors) underestimated her. She was voted Fan Favorite from the Top Chef All-Stars competition in 2011. It was her big heart and the way she "hugged you with her food" that made people fall in love with her. She grew up in the South and learned how to cook from her beloved granny, and then she went to France to become a model. There she fell in love with a different kind of food, and returned home to train as a professional chef. She now owns Alchemy, a popular and successful catering company in Washington DC. Hall sprinkles the cookbook with stories from her life: the amazing meals her granny made and taught her and her sister to cook, the difficult boss she worked for in the Bahamas (I wonder if he will read this book and recognize himself), some amusing anecdotes from The Chew and my favorites, some behind-the-scenes of her most famous Top Chef moments. On the All-Stars edition, one task was to create a birthday lunch for Jimmy Fallon. Hall whooped with joy when she was drew Chicken Pot Pie as her meal; it is one of her specialties, and she shares one of her most famous recipes in this book. Hall also gives some great tips, like serving deviled eggs on a bed of dried washed black beans on a platter and if you want to sell your house "pop a batch of buttery yeast rolls in the oven" before a showing. Layering flavors is a key to her cooking, and I found it interesting that she starts a meal by thinking not about the meat she will cook but the vegetables and "then builds from there."Some recipes I look forward to trying are: Down Home Deviled Eggs with Smoky BaconCreamy Goat Cheese GritsCreamy Mac & CheeseOsso BucoBlack Bean Patties with Mango Relish & Tropical VinaigretteCreamed Chicken with Broccoli This is a book for cooks who have some experience in the kitchen; these recipes require some skills and beginners may find it a bit too challenging. But if you enjoy cooking and are looking for some new recipes that will kick up your taste buds, this is a book for you.
KM29 More than 1 year ago
Carla Hall truly understands Southern cooking! True comfort food! I love her wonderful recipes on The Chew and can now savor the incredible recipes in her book. She has created a very personal look at cooking while including her castmates as well. Great job Carla!! Keep up the good work! I truly look forward to your next cookbook!
DIANE-FROM-OHIO More than 1 year ago
I find this book to be accurately representative of Carla's southern cooking. It is easy to understand and follow, and the recipes I have tried have been delicious. It is a book you will use and not just collect dust in a collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am such a fan. I can't wait to get cooking. I trust you.
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recipes were terrible. returned book.