Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Secrets of the Southern Table with Virginia Willis, Fri., June 22 6 pm

Join us Fri., June 22, 6 pm as chef Virginia Willis, winner of a James Beard Award, will be here to discuss her new cookbook Secrets of the Southern Table (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, pb., 336 pp., $30).

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.

A popular Southern food authority and writer, Virginia is the author of six cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-winning Lighten Up, Y’all. She’s an editor-at-large for Southern Living and writes the regular column “Cooking with Virginia” for, focusing on fresh and seasonal food. She has also been featured in Country LivingHouse Beautiful, and USA Today. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.


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