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What’s in Season: Butterbean Basil Hummus

Butterbean Basil Hummus on www.virginiawillis.com

Everybody Likes Butterbeans…. Butterbeans are one of my favorite things to eat on this Earth. Yes – that includes fine Belgian chocolates, French delicacies, other Southern classics like fried chicken with rice and gravy or Georgia peaches picked fresh from the tree. Butterbeans are my soul food. I don’t mean Soul Food in regards to… Read more »

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How to Make Biscuits: Baking Secrets and Five Recipes

What’s The Secret to a Perfect Biscuit? I’ve been asked quite a bit about biscuits these past few months. Folks pull me aside at book-signings. As I am spending the summer in New England, random folks hear my accent and ask about Southern biscuits. People reach out on Twitter and Facebook. I also get at… Read more »

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Summer Sunflower Celebration & Mustard Crusted Pork Loin

After the maelstrom of controversy my last post created about Julia/Julie and food writing, I think perhaps this week I need to go with soft, warm, and fuzzy. Something along the lines of sunflowers, baby lambs, and harvesting mint from a crystal clear burbling mountain stream. I still stand by what I wrote. It certainly… Read more »

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Sugah Bear, How ‘Bout Some Brown Sugar Shortcakes?

  The word “sugar” often becomes “sugah” in the South. The dropping of the r, really pretty unnecessary letter it seems to many. Sugah isn’t just sugar, it’s “Sugah Bear” to a loved one. I recently called my sister that and she questioned my sanity. “Sugah, how ’bout some more coffee” from the waitress with… Read more »

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