"In her just-released cookbook, “Basic To Brilliant, Y’all,” Virginia Willis features a simple jambalaya with shrimp and sausage. “It’s authentic Cajun food that makes an easy, affordable, casual dinner for a busy weeknight,” she said, while assembling the dish in her Vinings condo kitchen. To make it even easier and more affordable, she said, you can substitute chicken thighs for part of the shrimp, and leave the shrimp unpeeled, which also helps keep them from drying out."
— Susan Puckett, Home Plates: Virginia Willis’s Shrimp and Chicken Jambalaya
"One of his favorite meals is her Coca-Cola chicken, a stovetop dish of seared chicken breasts in a vibrant sweet-and-sour sauce that stars the city’s signature soft drink. It’s based on a recipe a Georgia friend gave Nidia years ago, but she cranks the flavor up with hot sauce and some minced, mildly hot banana pepper (also called wax pepper)."
— Susan Puckett, Home Plates: Kamal Grant’s Coca-Cola Chicken