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Lesson Learned: Quick and Easy Pear Tart Recipe

Lesson Learned Several weeks ago, my mentor and dear friend Nathalie Dupree and I hosted a cooking class fundraiser for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. We had a very ambitious menu, essentially preparing a modified Thanksgiving spread for 50 attendees, including a two-hour demonstration class — in less than 6 hours. There were many hands to… 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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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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