Virginia Willis Blog

Recipes: Poultry and Game Birds

Cooking with Fat: Animal to Vegetable

Folks think of Southern food and envision Fried Chicken, Fried Green Tomatoes, Fried Catfish, and Fried Okra. There’s a suspicion that is not completely unfounded, that if something doesn’t move fast enough in a Southern kitchen it will soon find itself sizzling away to golden brown perfection in a cast iron skillet. However, that’s merely… Read more »

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Setting Things Straight

A friend of mine recently sent me a note that said that Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag, a show on Oprah’s OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network for those of you living under a rock) had reviewed my first cookbook, Bon Appétit, Y’all. I was thrilled! How cool. I had no idea. The concept of the… Read more »

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Fire it Up! 5 Smokin’ Hot Grilling Recipes for Memorial Day

I love to grill. My first grill was a Weber that I actually put together myself. It was a pretty scary moment when I clicked the ignition. It all worked out and I didn’t blow myself to kingdom-come. So, yes there you have it. I use a gas grill. Quelle horreur. I know that many… Read more »

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Easter Dinner: April “Country Living” on the Stands!

  Wow. That’s all I have to say. Well, that’s not true. I also have to say thank you. Lots and lots of thank yous. Many thanks to Country Living Magazine and Monica Willis (no relation!) for asking me to be a part of this special issue. I am so grateful to Jona and the… Read more »

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Bon Appétit, Y’all in Paris! Fried Chicken, Grits & Greens, and Biscuits

I’m in Paris at the Paris Cookbook Fair — and, that would be Paris, France, not Paris, Texas! It’s been crazy. I’ve been interviewed by Japanese television and there are so many different cultures represented I feel like I am at some sort of culinary United Nations. Yesterday I did a demonstration in the International… Read more »

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