Setting Things Straight

A friend of mine recently sent me a note that said that Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag, a show on Oprah’s OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network for those of you living under a rock) had reviewed my first cookbook, Bon Appétit, Y’all. I was thrilled! How cool. I had no idea. The concept of the …

Bon Appétit, Y’all in Paris! Fried Chicken, Grits & Greens, and Biscuits

I’m in Paris at the Paris Cookbook Fair — and, that would be Paris, France, not Paris, Texas! It’s been crazy. I’ve been interviewed by Japanese television and there are so many different cultures represented I feel like I am at some sort of culinary United Nations. Yesterday I did a demonstration in the International …

Fried Chicken: A Love Story

Virginia and Meme – photo credit Terry Allen I’ve been cooking as a professional for a little over 15 years, but my passion actually started when I wasn’t tall enough to reach the counter in my grandmother’s country kitchen. I called her Meme and she was the light of my life. My mother now lives …