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Posts Tagged: French Cooking

Hunter’s Chicken with Mushrooms

Hunter's Chicken on www.virginiawillis.com

Chicken Recipes You know the story. “Chicken Recipes” are the number one recipe-related search item on the internet. Well, not really. According to Google that worthy topic actually comes in at Number Four. (Who knew Pumpkin Seeds were so popular?!) Nonetheless, chicken is easy, quick, and inexpensive.  One of my all-time favorite recipes is the classic… Read more »

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Awe, Gratitude, and Rooming with Julia Child

L»R: Julia Child, Nathalie Dupree, and a young Virginia Willis Meeting Julia Child The first time I actually met Julia I was completely awestruck. My mentor Nathalie Dupree and I were attending a media breakfast event at Food Network. (The very, very first time doesn’t count. It was a booksigning and I was struck dumb… Read more »

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Anne Willan & The LaVarenne Way

Next week I will be in Portland attending a conference for the International Association of Culinary Professionals, or IACP. I am speaking on a few subjects, mostly about cookbook writing, what I laughingly call “sharing my mistakes”. I am only teasing, I am incredibly honored to be speaking to my peers, to be counted as… Read more »

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