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Bon Appétit, Y'All: Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking, Revised and Updated, with New Recipes (Paperback)

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Bon Appétit, Y'All: Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking, Revised and Updated, with New Recipes By Virginia Willis, Ellen Silverman (Photographer) Cover Image
By Virginia Willis, Ellen Silverman (Photographer)
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Featuring new recipes and photographs, this revised and updated edition of Virginia Willis's best-selling culinary classic also features new variations and commentary on the original recipes plus options using healthier ingredients. More than two hundred heritage and new recipes seamlessly blend into a thoroughly modern Southern cookbook.

The daughter and granddaughter of consummate Southern cooks, Willis is also a classically trained French chef and an award-winning writer. These divergent influences come together splendidly in Bon App tit, Y'all, a modern Southern chef's passionate and evolving homage to her culinary roots.

Espousing a simple-is-best philosophy, Willis uses good ingredients, concentrates on sound French technique, and lets the food shine in a style she calls "refined Southern cuisine." Approachable recipes are arranged by chapter into starters and nibbles; salads and slaws; eggs and dairy; main dishes with fowl, fish, and other meats; sides; biscuits and breads; soups and stews; desserts; and sauces and preserves.

Collected here are stylishly updated Southern and French classics (New Southern Chicken and Herb Dumplings, Boeuf Bourguignonne, Fried Catfish Fingers with Country R moulade) and traditional favorites (Meme's Biscuits, Mama's Apple Pie, Okra and Tomatoes), and it wouldn't be Southern cooking without vegetables (Cauliflower and Broccoli Parmesan, Green Beans Proven al, and Smoky Collard Greens). More than one hundred photographs bring to life both Virginia's food and the bounty of her native Georgia.

You'll also find well-written stories, a wealth of tips and techniques from a skilled and innovative teacher, and the wisdom of a renowned authority in American regional cuisine, steeped to her core in the food, culinary knowledge, and hospitality of the South.

Bon App tit, Y'all is Virginia Willis's way of saying, "Welcome to my Southern kitchen. Pull up a chair." Once you have tasted her food, you'll want to stay a good long while.

About the Author

Virginia Willis (Author) Virginia Willis is a Georgia-born James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and French-trained chef. She is a culinary celebrity and social media influencer, public speaker, and columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Virginia is the author of several books, including Fresh Start: Cooking with Virginia, Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover's Tour of the Global South, Okra: A Savor the South Cookbook, and Lighten Up, Y'all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. For more about Virginia, please visit

Product Details
ISBN: 9780820367194
ISBN-10: 0820367192
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2024
Pages: 352
Language: English