Avid Bookshop presents author and chef Virginia Willis for her latest book, Secrets of the Southern Table. This reading and signing event will take place on Friday, June 15, from 6-7pm at our Prince Ave. location. The event is free and open to the public, and we encourage you to purchase a copy of the featured book and get it signed by the author!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
In Secrets of the Southern Table, award-winning chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis takes you on a tour of today's South--a region rich in history and cultural diversity. With her signature charm and wit, Virginia shares many well-known Southern recipes like Pimento Cheese Tomato Herb Pie and "Cathead" Biscuits, but also some surprising revelations drawn from the area's many global influences, like Catfish Tacos with Avocado Crema, Mississippi-Style Char Siu Pork Tenderloin, and Greek Okra and Tomatoes. In addition to the recipes, Virginia profiles some of the diverse chefs, farmers, and other culinary influencers who are shaping contemporary Southern cuisine. Together, these stories and the delicious recipes that accompany them celebrate the rich and ever-evolving heritage of Southern cooking.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND CHEF:
Georgia-born, French-trained chef Virginia Willis is one of the most well-respected authorities on Southern cooking today. She is the author of five previous cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-winning Lighten Up, Y'all and is an editor-at-large for Southern Living. Her articles have appeared nationally including Food52, CNN, All Recipes, Country Living, Eating Well, Family Fun, and Fine Cooking. The Chicago Tribune has named her one of “Seven Food Writers You Need to Know.” Willis lives in Atlanta, Georgia.