By Virginia Willis

Virginia Willis’s legion of lovers love her knack for giving vintage French dishes a down-home Southern consider and reimagining homey Southern favorites en Française. In Basic to extraordinary, Y’all Virginia builds on her signature sort, delivering one hundred fifty soul-satisfying recipes and accompanying every one with a brand new coaching approach, clean presentation kind, or artistic recipe edition that transforms an already marvelous dish into an all-out express stopper.
 
In Virginia’s fingers, a comfortable Kale Omelet turns into refined brunch fare while it’s baked in a sourdough boule; wealthy Gruyere Flans increase a country crimson wine-infused Roasted Tomato Soup; and Spiced Skirt Steak with Shallot Marmalade is superior with quite a few easy alterations right into a lovely roulade. Peach Dijon-Crusted beef Tenderloin is going from dependent continental entrée to the delight of Dixie while it’s cradled among Chive Cornmeal Griddle Cakes, and a rustic dessert like Sweet Biscuits with Stewed Blackberries is kicked up a notch while served crowned with Blackberry Fool.
 
all through Basic to excellent, Y’all, Virginia paints a vibrant portrait of transforming into up in Louisiana and Georgia, spinning stories of shut relatives and friends—and unforgettable food—interwoven with vignettes from her years dwelling in and traveling France, drawing you in with bright debts of cooking and consuming at l. a. Varenne in Burgundy.
 
even if you opt the fundamental or the bright technique, this bounty of Southern flavors dressed up with regular French options gives you food that would preserve you and your family coming again for extra.

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Stir-fry until the sauce boils and thickens, about 30 seconds. If the sauce is thicker than desired, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons water. Stir in the green onions, and transfer to a serving bowl. Note: For a shortcut, use 1½ tablespoons purchased Chinese black bean–garlic sauce such as Lee Kum Kee, and eliminate the black beans, garlic, and soy sauce. In step 3, stir-fry the beef in oil with ginger, and then stir in the black bean sauce after the meat has browned. n Soy-Braised Oxtail and Radish Stew I learned to love oxtails from my mother.

Indd 26 hak k a c ook b ook 5/16/12 9:27 AM Stir-Fried Iceberg Lettuce and Garlic My mother often stir-fried iceberg lettuce with garlic. It was sort of like eating a hot—but still crisp—salad. We thought it was a bit strange, because all our friends ate iceberg lettuce only raw in a sandwich or slathered with French dressing, and my brother suspected that Mom was just trying to use up old lettuce. As an adult, I’ve come to appreciate its fresh, clean flavor and quick preparation. Makes 4 to 6 servings as a side dish or as part of a multicourse meal 1 small head iceberg lettuce (about 12 ounces) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 large cloves garlic, lightly crushed 1 Core the lettuce and discard the wilted outer leaves.

Indd 12 hak k a c ook b ook 5/16/12 9:27 AM ASIA CANADA NORTH AMERICA Paradise San Francisco EUROPE Toronto Beijing New York UNITED STATES CHINA Chengdu Meizhou JAMAICA Honolulu INDIA TRINIDAD Beipu TAIWAN Hong Kong AFRICA MALAYSIA Kuala Lumpur PERU Lima SOUTH AMERICA SINGAPORE INDONESIA MAURITIUS AUSTRALIA TAHITI 0 2000 mi 0 3000 km scale at the Equator Hakka communities explored in this book. Africa, Surinam, Malaysia—places often mentioned as Hakka settlements. Interviewing my dinner companions, I heard a common story: as the political and economic situations in their native countries had changed, many Hakkas had left.

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