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

Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken and Rice Casserole

Classic Southern Macaroni and Cheese

Summer Succotash

Beer Batter Hushpuppies

Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding

Smothered and Covered Chicken and Gravy

Savannah-Style Irish Potato Soup

Whole Roast Chicken with Lemon and Herbs

Summer Squash Casserole

Gulf Coast Crab Cakes with Country Remoulade

Smooth and Creamy Chocolate Pudding

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

Pimento Cheese

Fresh Easter Ham with Herbs

Tea Cake Cookies

Chicken Pot Pie

Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

Warm Crab Dip

Blueberry Delight

Skillet Fried Chicken with Black Pepper Gravy

Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

Chicken Noodle Soup

Vegetable Corn Bread

Peach Ice Cream

Brown Sugar Pork Chops with Georgia Peach BBQ Sauce

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