Baker & Taylor
"Featuring 130 recipes with new variations on soulful favorites, this cookbook covers the globe to capture the international flavors of comfort"--
The executive chef and co-host of The Chew presents 130 recipes that offer new variations on international and American South favorites, from Southern Chicken with Milk Gravy and West African Spicy-Sweet Stew to Irish Shepherd's Pie and Mexican Enchiladas.
"Featuring 130 recipes with new variations on soulful favorites, this cookbook covers the culinary globe on an ingenious, delicious mission: to capture the international flavors of comfort.Comfort food is universal. It's also delicious, particularly whencooked up by The Chew co-host and Top Chef fan favorite Carla Hall. With a flair for classic American comfort food, especially from the South, Carla brings her quirky and fun-loving style to every recipe. In Cooking with Carla, you'll find a mouthwatering variety of foods from around the world. Each section covers a cooking technique or main ingredient and then follows with international variations. Stove-top chicken starts with Carla's classic recipe for Southern Chicken with Milk Gravy. Then you'll learn to make French Chicken in Dijon Cream as well as West African Spicy-Sweet Stew; following Southern Grits, there's Italian Polenta and Jamaican Breakfast Porridge; and next to Italian-American Lasagna, you'll find recipes for Irish Shepherd's Pie and Mexican Enchiladas. With a fun international spice chart that shows what seasonings belong to which cuisines, Cooking with Carla takes you on a culinary adventure, striking a unique balance between the heartfelt stories and flavors she's encountered around the world. "With this sweet tome in the home kitchen anyone can make thoughtful, tasty food with real style" (Mario Batali)"--
Collects over one hundred recipes with new variations on classic dishes using the spices and tastes of international cuisine, including creamy soups, skillet stews, pickles and preserves, baked casseroles, vegetarian entrâees, and desserts.
Simon and Schuster
Featuring 130 recipes with new variations on soulful favorites, this cookbook covers the culinary globe on an ingenious, delicious mission: to capture the international flavors of comfort.
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!