Carla's Comfort Foods
Is Carla Hall the most flat-out enjoyable person in the food world right now?
In our book: Yes.
A friend invited Clay to join him to see Carla discuss her new book, Carla's Comfort Foods, here in DC last week. The Top Chef competitor, co-host of The Chew and District of Columbia resident utterly charmed the crowd with her Padma Lakshmi impressions, tales of cooking under pressure and just overall Carla-ness (Hootie hoo!).
But it was the disucssion of peas that grabbed Clay's interest. Peas are one of Carla's favorite foods (ours too, Carla, call us!). She told the crowd that a recipe she'd made on Top Chef, for Buttered Tarragon Peas, was left out of her first cookbook. Since then, it's been the most requested recipe she gets from fans of the show.
With a new book out, it was time for Carla to fix the peas omission.
We love the idea of serving these peas for an Easter brunch or lunch, so we thought we'd give them a spin.