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

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes

Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

BBQ Shrimp Po-Boy

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

Whole Roast Chicken with Lemon and Herbs

New South Chicken and Dumplings

Beer Batter Hushpuppies

Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

Gulf Coast Crab Cakes with Country Remoulade

Chicken Pot Pie

Smothered and Covered Chicken and Gravy

Braised Collards in Tomato-Onion Gravy

Classic Pound Cake

Fresh Easter Ham with Herbs

Low Country Shrimp and Grits with Stewed Tomatoes

Brown Sugar Apple Crisp

Brined Roast Turkey Breast with Herb Pan Gravy

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

Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken and Rice Casserole

Red Beans and Rice

Steakhouse Rib Eyes with Creamed Spinach

Stories by Virginia