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

Smothered and Covered Chicken and Gravy

Classic Southern Macaroni and Cheese

Brown Sugar Apple Crisp

Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding

Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

Classic Pound Cake

Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken and Rice Casserole

Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy

Tailgate Chili

Mother's Day Make-Ahead Sausage and Cheese Grits Casserole

Savannah-Style Irish Potato Soup

Scalloped Potatoes

Grilled Apple Cider Vinegar Chicken

Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

Low Country Shrimp and Grits with Stewed Tomatoes

Blueberry Delight

Whole Roast Chicken with Lemon and Herbs

Summer Squash Casserole

Gulf Coast Crab Cakes with Country Remoulade

Sweet Heat Barbecue Ribs

Smooth and Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Coconut Cake

Creole Crawfish Etouffee

Beer Batter Hushpuppies

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