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National Book Festival

Washington resident Carla Hall first won the hearts of fans on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” where she was later voted Fan Favorite for her warmth, enthusiasm and delicious food. She is co-host of ABC’s popular lifestyle series “The Chew,” where she shares her love of cooking comfort food by using fresh, seasonal ingredients. In “Cooking with Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You” (Atria Books), Hall shares more than 100 recipes that feature her modern twists on food classics such as her revolutionized Chicken Pot Pie and Five-Flavor Pound Cake. Raised in the South and trained in French cooking, Hall blends comfort with classic style, encourages healthy living and promotes the philosophy to always cook with love.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Carla Hall