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

Steakhouse Rib Eyes with Creamed Spinach

Country Remoulade

Lightened-Up Pimiento Cheese

Beer Batter Hushpuppies

Whole Roast Chicken with Lemon and Herbs

Brown Sugar Pork Chops with Georgia Peach BBQ Sauce

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

Summer Squash Casserole

Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

Turkey Tetrazzini

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes

Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

BBQ Shrimp Po-Boy

New Soul Creole Dirty Rice

Chicken Pot Pie

New South Chicken and Dumplings

Gulf Coast Crab Cakes with Country Remoulade

Blueberry Delight

Smooth and Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Brined Roast Turkey Breast with Herb Pan Gravy

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

Pecan Tassies

Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken and Rice Casserole

Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Classic Pound Cake

Brown Sugar Apple Crisp

Braised Collards in Tomato-Onion Gravy

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