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Basic to Brilliant, Y'all: 150 refined Southern recipes and ways to dress them up for company (2011)

ISBN: 978-1607740094

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Virginia Willis

Virginia Willis' legion of fans love her knack for giving classic French dishes a down-home Southern feel and reimagining homey Southern favorites en Francaise. In Basic to Brilliant, Virginia builds on her signature style, offering 150 soul-satisfying recipes and accompanying each with a new preparation technique, fresh presentation style, or creative recipe variation that transforms an already wonderful dish into an all-out show stopper. Throughout the book, Virginia paints a vivid portrait of growing up in Louisiana and Georgia, spinning tales of close family and friends -- and unforgettable food -- interwoven with vignettes from her years living in and visiting France, drawing you in with vibrant accounts of cooking and eating at La Varenne in Burgundy.