Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration

Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration Review

Beloved TV chef (ABC’s Emmy Award-winning The Chew and fan favorite on Bravo’s Top Chef), Carla Hall takes us back to her own Nashville roots to offer a fresh, lip-smackin’ look at America’s favorite comfort cuisine.

In Carla Hall’s Soul Food, the beloved chef and television celebrity takes us back to her own Nashville roots to offer a fresh, lip-smackin’ look at America’s favorite comfort cuisine and traces soul food’s history from Africa and the Caribbean to the American South. Carla shows us that soul food is more than barbecue and mac and cheese. Traditionally a plant-based cuisine, everyday soul food is full of veggie goodness that’s just as delicious as cornbread and fried chicken.

From Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Hot Sauce Vinaigrette to Tomato Pie with Garlic Bread Crust, the recipes in Carla Hall’s Soul Food deliver her distinctive Southern flavors using farm-fresh ingredients. The results are light, healthy, seasonal dishes with big, satisfying tastes—the mouthwatering soul food everyone will want a taste of.

Recipes include:


Cracked Shrimp with Comeback Sauce
Ghanaian Peanut Beef Stew with Onions and Celery
Caribbean Smothered Chicken with Coconut, Lime, and Chiles
Roasted Cauliflower with Raisins and Lemon-Pepper Millet
Field Peas with Country Ham
Chunky Tomato Soup with Roasted Okra Rounds
Sweet Potato Pudding with Clementines
Poured Caramel Cake
With Carla Hall’s Soul Food, you can indulge in rich celebration foods, such as deviled eggs, buttermilk biscuits, Carla’s famous take on Nashville hot fried chicken, and a decadent coconut cream layer cake.

Featuring 145 original recipes, 120 color photographs, and a whole lotta love, Carla Hall’s Soul Food is a wonderful blend of the modern and the traditional—honoring soul food’s heritage and personalizing it with Carla’s signature fresh style. The result is an irresistible and open-hearted collection of recipes and stories that share love and joy, identity, and memory.

Title:Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Jackie

    I borrowed this from the library solely because I'm downsizing and don't need another cookbook. Plus, I really wanted her biscuit recipe! There are some other pretty great looking recipes here, but it...

  • Pixie

    3.5 stars. I am a sucker for cookbooks with southern recipes, and recipes for lots of side dishes/vegetables. This one hits those marks. Carla actually hired someone else to write the book, which is f...

  • Jessica

    I love Southern food and was really looking forward to checking out this cookbook, but I found it a little disappointing. Maybe because I've grown up in the South there just weren't a lot of recipes I...

  • Dean

    I read a lot of cookbooks, most are good, but this one really stands out. I recommend this to anyone, check it out. A nice departure from the Paula Deen stuff I see a lot, there are some really yummy ...

  • Lisa

    This book would be awesome for someone who likes this type of food. For me this is not my normal type of fare and this probably would not be given the choice my first pick. I did find a recipe for som...

  • Emily Wagner

    Are you supposed to cry while you read a cookbook? Carla's connection to her family and ancestors is so beautiful and so in the spirit of how we should experience food I cried the whole way. Also the ...

  • Beka

    As always, fun takes on Southern favorites....

  • Shannan Harper

    I will try a couple of the recipes in this book....

  • Gina

    I found about four recipes that sound healthy and easy without special ingredients. ...

  • Meredith

    Love Carla! Lots of things to try in this one. Good basics, but with enough distinction to make them new....