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Carla Hall’s new cookbook and tour: Carla’s Comfort Foods

Hot off the cookbook press today is ABC’s The Chew co-host Carla Hall’s latest cookbook, CARLA’S COMFORT FOODS – Favorite Dishes from Around the World. Carla, has always been about comfort food from her early days at Alchemy Catering Company in Washington DC, her dishes on Bravo’s Top Chef-All Stars and to her recipes on The Chew. “I’m all about comfort food made easy and accessible. And I’m all about lovin’ people: the people my food is inspired by and the people I’m creating the recipes for. I’ve brought those two passions together here with simple soulful recipes, drawn from the flavors and friends around the globe.” – Carla Hall

Carla Hall's new cookbook CARLA HALL'S COMFORT FOOD
Photograph courtesy of Atria Publishing

CARLA’S COMFORT FOODS is on sale today, April 1 at Atria Books and other booksellers. One can bring to their own table Carla’s love of family suppers and her passion for international flavors. OR, you can wait and find her on book tour. Here is Wegman’s Carla Hall tour information:

Tuesday, April 1 Bridgewater Wegmans

Friday, April 25 Pittsford Wegmans

Saturday, April 26 Dewitt Wegmans

Saturday, April 26 Ithaca Wegmans

Sunday, April 27 Johnson City Wegmans

Saturday, May 3 Hunt Valley Wegmans

Reserve a spot to meet Carla Hall for a book signing at Wegmans pick up your FREE book signing ticket at the Service Desk. Limited tickets available. One ticket needed per family (2 adults and children). Books MUST be purchased at Wegmans to attend the book signing. - See more

Each section of the book offers a brief description of a foundational recipe followed by some international variations. For instance: After a discussion of eggplant (including the difference between the Italian and Chinese varieties), you’ll find a recipe for Indian-inspired Spiced Eggplant Stewed with Potatoes and Tomatoes, and then a recipe for Italian Caponata, followed by Chinese Hot and Sour Eggplant Stirfry. The same type of ingredient-based ethnic variations can be found throughout the book, from Roasts to Short Ribs.

For those who love snapshots, there are plenty and even an international spice guide that pairs seasonings with their origins. There is also no denying her southern roots with recipes like “Cooked-To-Death-Delicious Green Beans with Potatoes”, “Salted Peanut Chocolate Pudding Tarts” or “Butternut Squash Tatin” CARLA’S COMFORT FOOD chapters include: Soups and Salads, Vegetables, Pickles and Preserves, Grains and Starches, Seafood, Chicken, Meat, Vegetarian Entrees, and Desserts.

Read excerpts from CARLA’S COMFORT FOOD.

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