Bon Appétit, Y’all
Before she attended the prestigious French cooking school École de Cuisine La Varenne, Virginia Willis had been shelling butterbeans alongside her mother and grandmother in her Georgia family kitchen ever since she could stand on a stool. These divergent influences inform her passionate homage to the cooking of the South. From simple starters and slaws to generous entrées and desserts, Willis makes down-home cooking refined and haute cuisine friendly, with recipes like Vidalia Onion Soup with Bacon Flan, Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Mama’s Barbecue Sauce, and Hot Vanilla Soufflés with Vanilla Ice Cream. Brimming with stories, tips, techniques, and gorgeous photographs, Bon Appétit Y’all seamlessly blends Willis’s Southern and French roots into a memorable and thoroughly modern cookbook.
• A family collection of 200 recipes for great southern home cooking imbued with contemporary sensibility and classical French technique.
• Written by a former producer of Martha Stewart Living and Epicurious television shows.
• Southern food—America’s great regional cuisine—is undergoing a renaissance, with hundreds of thousands of southern cookbooks sold in the last year.