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Carla Hall Escapes ‘The Chew’ to Land Her Own Cooking Segment on ‘Good Morning America’

Plus, an ex-Noma chef wants to save school lunches in America, and more food news

Carla Hall poses on the red carpet at the 2018 The Paley Honors
Carla Hall.
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  • Condolences to fans of The Chew, which officially went off the air on Friday after being canceled in May. The news isn’t all bad, however, as People reports co-host and restaurateur Carla Hall now hosts a cooking segment in the third hour of ABC’s Good Morning America, which is replacing the culinary talk show. In its final months, The Chew was plagued by the fallout from sexual misconduct allegations levied toward disgraced celebrity chef Mario Batali, who co-hosted the show before he was fired last December.
  • An Ohio grocery store employee faces felony charges for eating $9,000 worth of deli meat on the job over several years, according to the Associated Press. The woman reportedly had been eating “three to five slices of ham nearly every day over eight years,” and “she also sometimes ate salami.”
  • Carlsberg beer has unveiled an exciting new innovation in six-pack technology. Gone are those plastic rings that get tangled around ducks’ feet, per the Takeout. The company now glues its cans of beer together.
  • Dan Giusti, former head chef of René Redzepi’s celebrated Copenhagen restaurant Noma, is working to save school lunches in the United States. Giusti tells Esquire he hopes to feed 1 million students per day in New York City this fall through his Brigaid organization. “Everybody deserves good food,” the chef says.
  • What do you do if you’re John Legend and you just became a member of the EGOT club? The answer is: make pancakes.
  • Having already captured the hearts of millennials, Taco Bell is looking toward the next generation. The company has invited a 9-year-old kid to speak at its annual franchise convention on why T-Bell locations should offer delivery, according to ABC 12 in Flint, Michigan. Little Kinsey James got the invite thanks to a letter she wrote the chain: “Dear Taco Bell, today I really wanted tacos, but my mean mom wouldn’t take me and I’m only 9 so I cannot drive.” Hard to argue with that logic.
  • The New Yorker’s etiquette department examines: Are black napkins a status symbol at restaurants?
  • And, finally, the frozen dinner, one of the prime examples of overprocessed meals that were prevalent in the second half of the 20th century, is making a comeback. This time around, per the Wall Street Journal, the freezer food is gaining popularity because of trendy ingredients such as farro and gochujang.