A popular Southern food authority and writer, VIRGINIA WILLIS 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 SouthernKitchen.com, focusing on fresh and seasonal food. She has also been featured in Country Living, House Beautiful, and USA Today. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about Virginia, please visit www.virginiawillis.com.