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

Winter Greens and Butternut Squash Gratin

Classic Southern Macaroni and Cheese

Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

Vegetable Corn Bread

Pecan Tassies

Summer Succotash

Sweet Potato Casserole

Country Fried Steak with Gravy

Chocolate Meringue Pie

Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey and Whole Grain Buttermilk Cornbread

Beer Batter Hushpuppies

Red Beans and Rice

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

Savannah-Style Irish Potato Soup

Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Creole Crawfish Etouffee

Steakhouse Rib Eyes with Creamed Spinach

Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Scalloped Potatoes

Country Ham with Stone-Ground Grits and Redeye Gravy

Whole Roast Chicken with Lemon and Herbs

Stories by Virginia