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

Creole Crawfish Etouffee

Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken and Rice Casserole

Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Creamed Corn with Bacon

Macaroni Salad

Pimento Cheese

Chocolate Meringue Pie

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Pot Pie

Peach Ice Cream

Pecan Tassies

Classic Pound Cake

Classic Southern Macaroni and Cheese

Fried Catfish

New South Chicken and Dumplings

New Soul Creole Dirty Rice

Fresh Easter Ham with Herbs

Blueberry Delight

Red Beans and Rice

Brown Sugar Apple Crisp

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Stories by Virginia