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Virginia Willis


Virginia Willis

Virginia Willis is a French-trained chef with Georgia roots. She is also one of the most well-loved, trusted, and respected authorities on Southern cooking --- so when doctors told her she needed to lighten up her diet, she wanted to do it without sacrificing any of the flavor or richness that makes Southern food so appealing. The result is LIGHTEN UP, Y'ALL, a collection of easy-to-make, chef-approved recipes for all the Southern favorites. Dishes like Bourbon Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Barbecue Sauce, Buttermilk Potato Gratin and Big Rich Texas Sheet Cake prove that Southern food can be both delicious and healthy, while family-favorites like Oven Fried Chicken on a Stick and Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Custard Pie will keep everyone --- aged five to 95 --- happy and asking for seconds.

Books by Virginia Willis

by Virginia Willis - Cookbooks, Cooking, Nonfiction

Virginia Willis is not only an authority on Southern cooking, a French-trained chef and a veteran cookbook author; she is also a proud Southerner who adores eating and cooking for family and friends. So when she needed to drop a few pounds and generally lighten up her diet, the most important criterion for her new lifestyle was that all the food had to taste delicious. The result is LIGHTEN UP, Y’ALL, a soul-satisfying and deeply personal collection of Virginia’s new favorite recipes.