Chef Carla Hall, entrepreneur, star of The Chew on ABC, who’s about to open her hot chicken restaurant Southern Kitchen in NYC. How this accountant-turned-model-turned lunch caterer ended up on TV. Why she found herself in tears on her knees in the shower at age 40, plus hamburgers, high school and Match.com.

But first, we have on the line Adrian Moore, author of Inside Chefs Fridges, the book that gives you the insider (literally) peek into what they call the kitchen underwear drawer of greats like Marco Pierre White, Fergus Henderson and Massimo Bottura.

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“When I left culinary school, I didn’t want to be known as Carla the Southern Cook.  It was because of Top Chef that I started doing this food that was just calling me… the food that I wanted to eat.” [42:00]

–Carla Hall on WORD OF MOUTH