Basic to Brilliant, Y'all

Basic to Brilliant, Y'all

150 Refined Southern Recipes and Ways to Dress Them up for Company

Book - 2011
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Virginia Willis’s legion of fans love her knack for giving classic French dishes a down-home Southern feel and reimagining homey Southern favorites en Française. In Basic to Brilliant, Y’all Virginia builds on her signature style, offering 150 soul-satisfying recipes and accompanying each with a new preparation technique, fresh presentation style, or creative recipe variation that transforms an already wonderful dish into an all-out show stopper.
 
In Virginia’s hands, a cozy Kale Omelet becomes sophisticated brunch fare when it’s baked in a sourdough boule; rich Gruyere Flans elevate a rustic red wine-infused Roasted Tomato Soup; and Spiced Skirt Steak with Shallot Marmalade is enhanced with just a few simple changes into a gorgeous roulade. Peach Dijon-Crusted Pork Tenderloin goes from elegant continental entrée to the pride of Dixie when it’s cradled between Chive Cornmeal Griddle Cakes, and a country dessert like Sweet Biscuits with Stewed Blackberries is kicked up a notch when served topped with Blackberry Fool.
 
Throughout Basic to Brilliant, Y’all, Virginia paints a vivid portrait of growing up in Louisiana and Georgia, spinning tales of close family and friends—and unforgettable food—interwoven with vignettes from her years living in and visiting France, drawing you in with vibrant accounts of cooking and eating at La Varenne in Burgundy.
 
Whether you choose the Basic or the Brilliant approach, this bounty of Southern flavors dressed up with time-honored French techniques delivers meals that will keep you and your kin coming back for more.

Baker & Taylor
Shares 150 recipes that combine Southern flavors with traditional French cooking techniques, providing instructions for such ideas as transforming country broth into a bouillabaisse and baking a pot pie inside of a winter squash.

Baker
& Taylor

A follow-up to Bon Appetit, Y'all shares 150 recipes that combine Southern flavors with traditional French cooking techniques for sophisticated results, providing instructions for such ideas as transforming a stovetop country broth into a bouillabaisse and baking a pot pie inside of a winter squash.

Publisher: Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781607740094
1607740095
Characteristics: x, 277 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Dujardin, Hélène
Willan, Anne

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Nov 09, 2011

A gorgeous Southern Cookbook. The photography is great and the recipes scrumptious. Must read and I highly recommend.

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