Scrolling through my favorite food blogs this afternoon (while enjoying the leftover coffee cake muffins from this morning!) I came across a new cookbook that was shot by Tartelette. Chef Virginia Willis's Basic to Brilliant Y'all: 150 Refined Southern Recipes and Ways to Dress Them Up for Company looks incredible.
I love cooking homestyle Southern food for my guests, and I'm always looking for ways to make the presentation more elegant and the taste more sophisticated. Shrimp and grits with a basket of cornbread muffins is delicious fare, but sometimes you just want to elevate the meal. As we know, my silver spoons are still in Texas... so if the placesetting isn't going to provide the extra panache, the food needs to rise to the occasion.
I'm going to peruse this new cookbook and try out some of the recipes this month. Will let you know how it goes!