Virginia Willis

Chef & Author

Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover’s Tour of the Global South

Chef and James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Virginia Willis gives classic French cooking a down-home feel.


Chef and James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Virginia Willis is the author of "Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover’s Tour of the Global South,” "Lighten Up, Y'all," "Bon Appétit, Y'all," "Basic to Brilliant, Y'all," "Okra: A Savor the South Cookbook" and "Grits." The Chicago Tribune praised her as one of "Seven Food Writers You Need to Know." Her legion of fans love her knack for giving classic French cooking a down-home feel and re-imagining Southern recipes en Français.

Recipes from Virginia Willis


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