Virginia Willis

Virginia Willis is the author of five cookbooks, including Lighten Up, Y’all, and the recipient of a 2016 James Beard Foundation Book Award. A popular Southern chef, she's gained fans who love her knack for giving classic French cooking a down-home feel and reimagining Southern recipes en Français. Her upcoming PBS TV series and companion book, Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover’s Tour of the Global South, are due out in 2018.

Virginia's Recipes

Peach Ice Cream

Brown Sugar Pork Chops with Georgia Peach BBQ Sauce

Chicken Noodle Soup

Vegetable Corn Bread

Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

New South Chicken and Dumplings

BBQ Shrimp Po-Boy

Oven-Fried Chicken-on-a-Stick with Vidalia-Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Spiced Okra and Tomatoes

Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken and Rice Casserole

Scalloped Potatoes

Whole Roast Chicken with Lemon and Herbs

Tea Cake Cookies

Chicken Pot Pie

Braised Collards in Tomato-Onion Gravy

Country Ham with Stone-Ground Grits and Redeye Gravy

Summer Squash Casserole

Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy

Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Blueberry Delight

Coconut Cake

Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding

Beer Batter Hushpuppies

Baked Corn Pudding

Brined Roast Turkey Breast with Herb Pan Gravy

Country Remoulade

Low Country Shrimp and Grits with Stewed Tomatoes

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