Press Releases


Virginia Willis in the Atlanta Journal Consitution

Atlanta Bucket List 

AARP -The Best Weight-Loss Goal Is No Goal

Cast Iron Skillets – Food & Wine

Virginia Willis Bares All

Allrecipes – A Cook to Follow

Woman’s World Magazine – Chef’s Top Weight Loss Tips

Eating Well Magazine -Weight Loss Success Story

AJC – New Year, New You 

The Washington Post – The Southern Tomato Sandwich

Eating Well Magazine – Sweets by Virginia

AJC – Why Frozen Seafood Can Be a Great Catch 

Forbes – Servers in the Spotlight 

Okra Magazine – Virginia Willis Cooking

NPR – Saving The Story Of Grits, A Dish Born Of Poverty Now On Fine-Dining Menus

Austin 360 by The Austin Statesman – I Love You So Much Podcast

Thrilllist – Chefs Reveal Their Go-To Fast Food Indulgences

USA Today – Superstition says these foods will bring you luck in the new year

The Washington Post – Best Cookbooks 2018

NPR Main Ingredient: Virginia Willis Pairs Pear Mostarda With Cream Cheese Biscuits

The New York Times – Is it Southern Food or Soul Food?

Southern Foodway Alliance – Oral History: Virginia Willis

The Washington Post – Almond Jelly with Blueberry-Ginger Compote

The Washington Post – You can still use your oven in the summer. Just go low and slow.

Bon Appétit – ‘Southern Food Is a Living, Breathing, Changing Thing’

The Washington Post – This Cozy Cobbler can be made to suit any fruit – or mood.

The Washington Post – How to keep your cool when it feels too hot to cook.

Forklore Podcast – Virginia Willis makes Asian Cajun BBQ Shrimp

The Local Palate – Food Culture of the South – Secrets of the Southern Table

People Magazine – Buttermilk Pound Cake with Roasted Strawberries

Martha Stewart Living – A Southern Food Expert (and Martha Alum!) Visits the Test Kitchen

Southern Living – More Than Fried Chicken: A New Cookbook Explores the Global Southern Kitchen

Garden and Gun – A Tasty Tour of the Modern South

Atlanta Journal Constitution – Spring cookbook releases bring author appearances to Atlanta

In the Pantry: Garlic-Rubbed Skirt Steak and Vidalia Onions with Peanut Romesco

The Splendid Table – Chicken Larb with Georgia Peanuts

Dianne Jacob – Tips on a Successful Book Tour with Dianne Jacob

Deep South Magazine – Chicken Larb with Georgia Peanuts

Food Republic – Crank It Up: Nashville Hot Grilled Chicken

Atlanta Magazine – The New South: Three Cookbooks Challenge Southern Stereotypes

The Post and Courier – Virginia Willis leads wide-ranging culinary tour of the South in new cookbook

The Crier – Major culinary event set for Marcus Center

Alabama Chanin highlights Secrets of the Southern Table

27 Influential People in Southern Food Everyone Should Know

Weight Watchers Magazine – Spring Recipes

Modern Farmer (Spring 2018): Seven of the Seasons Best Cookbooks

Winner of the James Beard Foundation’s More Taste, Less Waste recipe contest

Prominent cookbook author to headline Atlanta History Center’s Back on the Farm event

Classic Kentucky Derby Dishes – Fox News

Derby Day Appetizer

Kid Friendly Kentucky Derby Party

Kentucky Derby – Chef Virginia Willis To Serve Her Famous Southern Fare in This Year’s Mansion

Peach Dish – A Global South

James Beard Awards

Makeover Broccoli Mac & Cheese

How I Mastered the Art (and Politics) of Cornbread Dressing – NY Times

The Local Palate: Food Culture of the South

The Charlotte Observer – Collards Are The New Kale

Inside Atlanta: Virginia Willis, Atlanta-based Cookbook Author

Garden & Gun: Anatomy of a Classic, Blueberry Cobbler

The News & Observer: Southern Cook Virginia Willis is Light at Heart

Creative Loafing: $20 Dinner with Virginia Willis

Points North Atlanta: The Taste of Summer, from Pantry to Patio

Winston-Salem Journal: Southern Cookbook Author Wants Folks to Lighten Up

Perfect Food Day: Virginia Willis

The Charlotte Observer: Virginia Willis is Light at Heart

Taste of the South Cookbook Interview

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Spring Books from Fried Chicken to Healthy Eats

Washington Post: Rack of Lamb with Pecan-Mint Dipping Sauce

Montreal Gazette: Southern U.S. Cuisine gets a Healthy Twist

Times Herald: Virginia Willis Returns with Healthy Southern Cooking

Aiken Standard: Lighten Up, Y’all

Food Network: 6 Iconic Southern Ingredients Lightened Up, Y’all

Tasting Table: Ten Best New Cookbooks

Serious Eats: Virginia Willis on What People Get Wrong about Southern Food

Virginia Willis shares health journey in “Lighten Up, Y’all”

Bacon-Wilted Greens with Warm Goat Cheese

Cookbook Review: Lighten Up, Y’all + An Interview With Chef Virginia Willis + Recipes!

Cookbook Corner – Lighten up, y’all

Omnivoracious – Recipe Road Test: “Lighten Up, Y’All” Stovetop Apple Pie

The Post and Courier: “Lighten Up, Y’all” gives Southern favorites a healthier spin

Natural Awakenings Magazine

Jump Into Books – 5 Star Review: Lighten Up, Y’all by Virginia Willis

Virginia Willis on the Greatest Cookbooks and What People Get Wrong About Southern Food

Harper’s Bazaar

The 10 Best New Healthy Cookbooks for Winter and Spring 2015

Eating Well: Cookies to Share

Southern Living Community Cookbook: Lighten Up Y’all

New York Times: Cooking a Perfect Pot of Rice

Post and Courier: Ode to Okra

Local Palate: Okra Missionary

Chicago Tribune: Slime-Free Approach to Cooking Okra

The AJC: Pod Pride

Food 52: How to Make Grits Without a Recipe

Redbook: Chef Tips For Great Grilling

Taste of the South: Dishing with Virginia Willis

Edible Ink: Bookshelf Editions

Where Women Cook

12 Up and Coming Southern Chefs