Bon Appétit, Y’all
by Virginia Willis. Two divergent influences-Southern cooking and French cuisine-come together in Bon Appétit, Y’all, a modern Southern chef’s passionate and utterly appealing homage to the Southern Kitchen. Espousing a simple-is-best philosophy, classically trained French chef and daughter and granddaughter of consummate Southern cooks, Virginia Willis 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 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. In this hardback book, nearly 100 photographs bring to life both Virginia’s food and the bounty of her native Georgia.