Bon Appetit, Y'all

Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking

By Virginia Willis; Ellen Silverman (Photographer)
(Ten Speed Press, Hardcover, 9781580088534, 312pp.)

Publication Date: May 2008

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The daughter and granddaughter of consummate Southern cooks, Virginia Willis is also a classically trained French chef. These divergent influences come together splendidly in "Bon Appetit, Y'all," a modern Southern chef's passionate and utterly appealing homage to her culinary roots. Espousing a simple-is-best philosophy, Virginia uses the finest ingredients, concentrates on sound French technique, and lets the food shine in a style she calls "refined Southern cuisine." More than 200 approachable and consistently delicious recipes are arranged by chapter into starters and nibbles; salads and slaws; eggs and dairy; meat, fowl, and fish main dishes; sides; biscuits and breads; soups and stews; desserts; and sauces and preserves.Collected here are stylishly updated Southern and French classics (New SouthernChicken and Dumplings, Boeuf Bourgignonne), rib-sticking, old-timey favorites (Meme's Fried Okra, Angel Biscuits), and perfectly executed comfort food (Mama's Apple Pie, Fried Catfish Fingers with Country Remoulade). Nearly 100 photographs bring to life both Virginia's food and the bounty of her native Georgia.You'll also find a wealth of tips and techniques from a skilled and innovative teacher, and the stories of a Southern girl steeped to her core in the food, kitchen lore, and unconditional hospitality of her culinary forebears on both sides of the Atlantic. "Bon Appetit, Y'all" is Virginia'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
Chef and food writer Virginia Willis hails from Atlanta and is the author of "Bon Appetit, Y'all" and "Basic to Brilliant, Y'all".

Ellen Silverman's photographs appear regularloy in magazines such as Eating Well and Food & Wine, and she has photographed numerous cookbooks and cookbook covers. She maintains a studio in New York.
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