Video: The Life and Legacy of Bill Neal

The Southern Foodways Alliance has produced a wonderful video honoring the work and legacy of chef Bill Neal (1950-1991), founder of La Residence and Crook’s Corner restaurants in Chapel Hill and author of numerous books, including Bill Neal’s Southern Cooking and Biscuits, Spoonbread, and Sweet Potato Pie.

We’re delighted to see his contributions honored and preserved with this short film. Even if you already know him as a legendary southern chef and restaurateur, you might just learn something new here about Bill Neal, the man, from some of those who knew and loved him.

Want to know more? These books will help:

Through the Garden Gate, by Elizabeth Lawrence, edited by Bill Neal

Through the Garden Gate, by Elizabeth Lawrence, edited by Bill Neal