Comfort food doesn't need to be heart-attack food, according to Carla Hall, who recently published her second cookbook, Carla's Comfort Food: Favorite Dishes from Around the World (Atria Books). The Nashville native and cohost of ABC's The Chew gave us the Hootie Hoo!
Phineas and Ferb
Disney and ABC Television Group are bringing a weekend full of family fun to the World Maker Faire, a unique hybrid science fair/craft festival. Held at the New York Hall of Science in Queens this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 29-30), the event celebrates creativity and innovation through kid-friendly activities with over 500 exhibits.
Jeers to The Chew for its unappetizingly overstuffed premiere.
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Even though one of its five cohosts oddly didn't attend ...
ABC's upcoming daytime series The Chew is a topical, View-style talk show all about food, and already it's embroiled in controversy. Why? Because it will replace All My Children, which goes off the air next month, and soap opera fans aren't exactly excited about the trade-off.
All My Children
Mark your calendars, soap fans! The final episode of All My Children will air Friday, September 23, ABC announced Thursday.
After more than 40 years on the air, All My Children will "end in a manner that...
Carla Hall feels your pain, soap fans.
The Top Chef alum's food-centric talk show The Chew will replace All My Children come September, and the chef says she can "totally understand" the outrage over its — not to mention One Life to Live's — cancellation.
ABC cancels All My Children and One Life to Live
"I get why people are upset. They're mad because they're very passionate about their soap operas," Hall tells TVGuide.com. "That says a lot about ...
Susan Lucci, Jill Larson
The reports are true: ABC has canceled All My Children and One Life to Live. Children will be abandoned in September, while One Life will die in January 2012. Both soaps are being replaced by health-related talk shows...
Tom Colicchio, Elia Aboumrad
In case you missed it, Elia is so not over having been eliminated first on Top Chef All-Stars.
After getting the boot in the season premiere, she mouthed off to the press about how she had been unfairly judged and specifically went after head judge Tom, accusing him of not serving grass-fed beef in his restaurants and endorsing Diet Coke. "He has become someone who is not all about the food anymore," she told the Chicago Tribune in December. "He's not all about supporting farmers markets. He's all about high-fructose corn syrup and there is only corn-fed beef on all of his menus now."
Top Chef's Mike: I thought I won
At the end of Wednesday's reunion special, host Andy Cohen asked her to explain her comments.
Seated around a table at a lavish estate in the Bahamas, the Top Chef All-Stars judges are ready for their "last supper." The only ingredient that's missing? "I need a pillow to sit on," says Tom Colicchio, prompting guest judge Wolfgang Puck to request one as well. "Hey, Wolf, just sit on your wallet," quips Colicchio. "You'll be fine."
The judges crack up, but it's no laughing matter for the remaining cheftestants: The winner's billfold will be fattened with $200,000, the show's biggest prize ever. This week's elimination challenge is inspired by the book My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals by Melanie Dunea, who joins Colicchio, Puck, host Padma Lakshmi and judges Gail Simmons, Masaharu Morimoto and Michelle Bernstein for the feast.
In the kitchen...
It wasn't Carla Hall's day in the first round of the Top Chef: All Stars finals. First, her burner went awry during the Quickfire. Then, after a real fire, she chose to deep-fry her pork tenderloin, which didn't cook all the way through, thanks to more malfunctioning equipment, leading to her elimination. "I do think [we should get the best equipment in the finals]," Carla tells TVGuide.com. "I think that it's great to see us running around and get to the finale, but I think in these rounds that hopefully we would have everything that we need to make a great meal." See what else the Season 5 alum has to say about her undercooked and overly sweet dish, why she didn't do a new dish, and why we didn't hear any "hootie-hoo"s this season.