Carla's Comfort Foods

Favorite Dishes from Around the World

By Carla Hall; Frances Janisch (Photographer); Genevieve Ko
(Atria Books, Hardcover, 9781451662221, 221pp.)

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

List Price: $29.99*
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Description
For Carla Hall, co-host of ABC's "The Chew," food is a wonderful way to forge connections with and between people. In her delicious new cookbook, "Carla's Comfort Foods," she finds inspiration by going around the world in search of the universal home-cooked flavors of comfort. Spinning standbys into distinctive new recipes, she combines the beloved flavors of home with the most delectable, enticing spices and tastes of international cuisine. Carla starts with your essential recipe for perfect all-American burgers; from there, you can choose to do them up Persian-style with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce, lime, and fragrant spices; or give them a Vietnamese twist with pickled veggies, scallions, ginger, and cilantro; or take your burgers to Morocco with gutsy spices, chiles, and feta cheese.
Full of Carla's entertaining stories, the book shows how seasoning can transform any simple recipe. A comprehensive spice and flavor guide lets you chart your own course in the kitchen by turning your favorite go-to dish into a culinary trip around the world. In recipes that reflect her own vivacious personality, Carla takes you from Southern Chicken with Milk Gravy to West African Spicy- Sweet Chicken Stew; from German Double-Mustard Potato Salad to Moroccan Spice-Rubbed Beef Roast to Indian Chile, Pea, and Coconut Chutney; and from Southern Peach Cobbler to Greek Baklava. We all need an aromatic bowl of chicken soup from time to time; with "Carla's Comfort Foods," you can perk it up Italian-style with fresh basil and oregano; or have a taste of India with cilantro, curry, cumin, and turmeric; for a Caribbean treat, make it fragrant with lime, thyme, and cayenne pepper.
From Nashville to Naples to Nigeria, nothing gathers friends and family around the table like the flavors of home. Now you can hug your friends and family with Carla's incredibly flavorful takes on creamy soups and noodles, fragrant stews and dumplings, and mouthwatering pastries, pies, and tarts. Join Carla for a delicious journey.



About the Author
Carla Hall attended L'Academie de Cuisine in Maryland and is owner and executive chef of Alchemy by Carla Hall, 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.

Carla Hall attended L'Academie de Cuisine in Maryland and is owner and executive chef of Alchemy by Carla Hall, 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 a graduate of Yale University. She is a freelance food writer and a consultant to chefs and restaurants. She lives in New York City.
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