Virginia Willis Blog

Recipes: Vegetables

My Southern Pantry™ Limited Holiday Release

My Southern Pantry™ is a collection of wonderful ingredients I really like having in my kitchen and I thought you might, too. – Chef Virginia Willis, author of Bon Appétit, Y’all: Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking I am thrilled, nervous, excited, breathless – you name it – I am it – about… Read more »

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Edible Communities & Corn: Taking Care of Mama

Funny how things work out in life. For those not aware I am in on deadline for my next cookbook, Basic to Brilliant, Y’all: Recipes and Recollections of a Southern Culinary Journey. I am in the final stretch so I am enlisting the assistance of friends and sharing recipes from books and people that I… Read more »

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Corn Soup & Attack of the Killer Tomato Pie Recipe Test

It’s hot as blue blazes in Georgia. Last weekend the heat index was 110°. That’s just unbelievable. And, the nights? The nights have been positively wet and thick with heat. Unbearable. I remember when I was a very young girl my grandparents did not have air conditioning. It sounds so primitive doesn’t it? Yes, of… Read more »

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My Feisty Sister, Green Beans, and The Best Birthday, Ever.

It’s my younger sister’s birthday this weekend and I am going home to see her and mama. Some of y’all may remember about mama moving and selling our family home last Christmas. It’s hard to imagine, but I’ve only been home one time since the holidays. I’ve had a block about it – I can… Read more »

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