Carla Hall, a “Top Chef” fan favorite who easily morphed into co-hosting ABC’s “The Chew” was in Orange County Sunday, cooking at Zov Karamardian’s Tustin flagship
for a "Culinary Concert" James Beard Foundation fundraiser. Is it possible that Hall is even more charming and funny than when she appeared at the OC Fair in 2011
, just before “The Chew” debuted? It is indeed—Hall expertly prepped and cooked a plethora of ingredients while maintaining real, and often hilarious, conversation with the audience. Informative, too—rinse lettuce and leeks in not-too-cold water so they release, rather than hold onto, dirt? How did I not twig to this earlier?