Virginia Willis

As seen on Food Network Kitchen!

Georgia-born French-trained Chef Virginia Willis has made chocolate chip cookies with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, foraged for berries in the Alaskan wilderness, harvested capers in the shadow of a smoldering volcano in Sicily, and hunted for truffles in France. She is talent and chef-instructor for the digital streaming platform Food Network Kitchen.  She specializes in chef-inspired recipes for home cooks. 

Virginia was the celebrity chef at the Mansion at Churchill Downs for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. As well-known female Southern chef, Virginia has spoken at SXSW, cooked for the James Beard Foundation, and beguiled celebrities such as Jane Fonda, Morgan Freeman, Julie Chrisley, and Bill Clinton with her cooking — but it all started in her grandmother’s country kitchen.

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Here on the homepage, you’ll find the most recent recipes and blog posts. For more great signature recipes from Virginia, please visit the Cooking with Virginia page.

Baked Oat Pancake
Bread and Quickbreads

Baked Oat Pancake

In comparison to a bowl of spartan fruit and yogurt or a kid-friendly bowl of cereal, pancakes are usually a pretty decadent breakfast. Rich with

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Cookbooks with Virginia

Cookbooks with Virginia is all about cookbooks! Join Virginia each week at 11:30 am EST for her LIVE stream featuring your favorite cookbook authors on her Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. (You can also catch it later on IGTV.)

Make sure to follow along and enter to win a FREE copy of the cookbook of the week every Friday morning on Instagram.

You’ll get to ask questions, learn a new recipe from the featured cookbook, — and enter to win the cookbook of the week! Please join us for tips, techniques, and excellent recipes.