About Virginia Willis
Virginia Willis has cooked Lapin Normandie with Julia Child, prepared lunch for President Clinton, and catered a bowling party for Jane Fonda. She began her culinary career tossing pizzas in college, has since foraged for wild herbs in the Alps, made mustard in Dijon, crushed olives in California, and harvested capers in the shadow of a smoldering volcano in Sicily.
She is the author of the acclaimed cookbooks Bon Appétit, Y’all! Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking and Basic to Brilliant, Y’all: 150 Refined Southern Recipes and Ways to Dress Them Up for Company. Virginia has a popular food blog and website and was named by the Chicago Tribune as one of “Seven Food Writers You Need to Know.” Her legion of fans love her knack for giving classic French dishes a down-home Southern feel and reimagining homey Southern favorites en Française.
She has appeared on Martha Stewart Living Television, Paula Deen’s Best Dishes, Food Network’s Chopped, and Fox and Friends. She has been featured in USA Today, Country Living, and House Beautiful as well as Food52 and CNN.com. She is a contributing editor to Southern Living and her writing has been published in Eating Well, Fine Cooking, and Taste of the South. For more about Virginia, please visit www.virginiawillis.com