Virginia Willis

Chef & Author

"Lighten Up, Y'all"

Chef Virginia Willis is the author of "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."


Chef Virginia Willis is the author of "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 reimagining Southern recipes en Français. She is currently in development with WGBH for a series called "Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover’s Tour of the Global South" to air nationally on public television stations.

Recipes from Virginia Willis


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