Carla Hall Carla is a celebrity chef, author, and former host of ABC's lifestyle series, The Chew. Her recipes have appeared in Real Simple, Food & Wine, and Bon Appetit, among other publications. Highlights: * Wrote three cookbooks: Carla's Comfort Food: Favorite Dishes from Around the World; Cooking with Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You; and Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration * TV judge on Netflix's Crazy Delicious (2020) * TV judge on the Food Network's Bakeaway Camp (2020) * Co-host of The Chew (2011-2018) About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.