Bravo’s Top Chef fan favorite, cookbook author and TV host, Carla Hall is known for her vivacious personality and warmth. In her latest book, Carla Hall’s Soul Food, other aspects of this culinary star emerge: the connection to her roots in the South as well as her desire to highlight extraordinary African-American cooks and farmers. In a far-ranging conversation on Speaking Broadly, Hall discusses not only recipes of her ancestors, but how she has overcome challenges including advocating for herself to get a raise on the talk show The Chew and what she learned from opening and closing a restaurant in under a year. Listen in for heart-warming, humorous, empowering stories from one of America’s most beloved cooks.

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