Down Home Comfort with Virginia Willis

Chef Virginia Willis

I've known Virginia Willis since 1997. We met while she was in Augusta spending some time with her Mom at Christmas, and she worked for VeryVera during that time. I am so proud of Virginia and all she has accomplished.

Virginia Willis has cooked Lapin Normandie with Julia Child, prepared lunch for President Clinton, and catered for Jane Fonda. She is the author of the acclaimed cookbooks, Bon App├ętit, Y'all! Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking, and Basic to Brilliant, Y'all: 150 Refined Southern Recipes and Ways to Dress Them Up for Company. She has appeared on Martha Stewart Living Television, Paula's Best Dishes with Paula Deen, Food Network's Chopped, and as judge on Thrown Down with Bobby Flay.

Since the first of January, Virginia has been writing and taking photos for the weekly Food Network blog, Down Home Comfort, which highlights authentic Southern cuisine. Be sure to check out her blog and to support Southern chef, and my friend, Virginia Willis.