Southern food guru Virginia Willis is getting her own TV series. Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lovers Tour of the Global South is currently in development for PBS.
The show is being produced by Boston's WGBH-TV, which is also credited with creating Julia Child's iconic series The French Chef. Per a press release, the thirteen-episode, half-hour series will feature traditional Southern cuisine alongside "the vibrant new cooking of the modern South," and will chronicle Willis's journey through the region as she "visit[s] Southern farmers, artisans and producers, sharing their stories and the ways in which they impact the landscape of Southern cuisine."
Willis's mile-long resume includes a popular eponymous blog as well as a recipe blog, Down-Home Comfort, for FoodNetwork.com and several cookbooks, such as Bon Appétit, Y'all; she's appeared on numerous TV shows including Chopped and Throwdown With Bobby Flay and has also cooked for former President Bill Clinton.
No premiere date has been set for Secrets of the Southern Table just yet; stay tuned for more.