Carla Hall // Carla Hall's Soul Food
“I am celebrating the fact that I am unapologetically in love with soul food. … And showing people that it is more than what you think it is. There are two sides to the coin.”
– Carla Hall
This week, we're excited to welcome Carla Hall to SALT + SPINE, the podcast on stories behind cookbooks.
Carla is the author of Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration. She has written two other cookbooks, appeared on Top Chef and Top Chef All-Stars, and co-hosted ABC's The Chew from 2011 to 2018.
We sat down with Carla at our studio inside San Francisco's The Civic Kitchen to discuss the road trip she took for her latest book, her path to becoming a chef, and how she's using her platform to tell the food stories of black Americans.
Plus this week: We talk with The Washington Post's Bonnie Benwick about the top-selling cookbook of 2018 and why food media ignored it, and as always we check in with Celia Sack at Omnivore Books in San Francisco
Carla on her motivations behind Carla Hall’s Soul Food:
Carla on the importance of cookbooks:
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