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Carla Hall's 3 Key Tips For Success in the Kitchen

Carla Hall of ABC's The Chew kicked off Pebble Beach Food & Wine with a demo of a recipe from her latest cookbook release, Carla's Comfort Foods ($30). The biggest takeaways were these three tips that Carla guarantees will make a better home cook.

  1. Wipe the counters and do dishes often. Carla's mantra for staying zen while cooking is to "work clean."
  2. @CarlaHall's mantra for staying zen while cooking is to "work clean."

  3. Season, but just enough. "Salt: I call it compliments. If you don't use it, you ain't going to get no compliments. Too many compliments is an insult," she joked.
  4. "Salt: I call it compliments. If you don't use it, you ain't going to get no compliments." —@CarlaHall

  5. Listen, smell, and look as you cook. So often we're used to tasting as we cook, but Carla recommends making use of all your senses. She explained, "In India, they don't taste as they cook; they smell. They hear everything. They use their other senses. Cooks are totally engaged. Stay present when you cook."
  6. "Stay present when you cook." —@CarlaHall

Source: Patrick Tregenza

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