20 questions and a corresponding number of answers, Part 1

BY DEBBIE MATTHEWS, The Curious Cook
Posted 7/3/20

Virginia Willis is a chef’s chef. Everyone has watched a show she had a hand in. She’s worked with names like Julia Child, Bobby Flay and Nathalie Dupree. She is the author of multiple cookbooks …

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Virginia Willis is a chef’s chef. Everyone has watched a show she had a hand in. She’s worked with names like Julia Child, Bobby Flay and Nathalie Dupree. She is the author of multiple cookbooks and the winner of a James Beard Award.

For the final chef in our “Many Questions” series, Willis agreed to an expanded 20 questions edition. They will appear next week. We’ll start with her thoughts on the Fourth.

For now, thought, an extra credit question: What’s the perfect Fourth of July menu?

Here’s her response:

• In order of preference would be whole hog BBQ, smoked port butt, and baby back pork ribs as the meaty main.

• Grilled herbed vegetables including zucchini, squash, eggplant, and okra.

Corn on the cob with compound butters.

• Summer salads such as tomatoes, cucumbers and vidalia onions; homemade potato salad punched up with vinegar, mustard, mayonnaise, onion, and lots of herbs; and crisp green or kale salad

• Peach cobbler with homemade peach or vanilla ice cream

Thanks for your time.

Contact me at debbie@bullcity.mom.

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