Carla's Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World by Carla Hall and Genevieve Ko

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  • Meat lasagna

    • meggan on May 11, 2020

      Made several substitutions but this is a good basic bechamel free lasagna.

  • Black bean picadillo

    • meggan on November 16, 2018

      Easy vegetarian quick dinner.

  • Roasted plum tomato jam

    • averythingcooks on July 12, 2020

      I made a very small batch (ie 4 tomatoes) for my first try & it is really good! Many of the other recipes I looked at had comments re: the sweetness of the resulting jam - this has a lovely balanced flavour from the fresh herbs & balsamic. When the tomatoes 1st came out the oven, it did not seem like the skins would slip off and I considered a run through the foodmill....but after cooling for several minutes, they came off easily. Also, next time I would leave the garlic cloves whole in their skins to roast - my slices came out rock hard & had to be discarded. I wanted to use plum tomatoes & I got a balanced jam that will be great with cheese, on burgers/sandwiches or beside eggs. Full recipe for sure next time!

  • Chicken pasta soup

    • mfranklin125 on September 20, 2019

      This is sooooo good. And with a seed bread even better

  • Spiced roasted cauliflower

    • hbakke on July 07, 2020

      This was a delicious, slightly spicy side dish. The spices went well together and I liked the added lime juice at the end. I would make this again.

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  • ISBN 10 145166222X
  • ISBN 13 9781451662221
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Apr 01 2014
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 240
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Atria Books
  • Imprint Atria Books

Publishers Text

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!


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