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The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen

Matt Lee and Ted Lee


(W. W. Norton & Company, hb., 240)

About the authors:
Siblings Matt and Ted grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. When they left to attend colleges in the Northeast, they so missed the foods of their hometown that they founded The Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalogue, a mail-order catalogue for southern pantry staples like stone-ground grits, fig preserves, and, of course, boiled peanuts. When an editor of a travel magazine asked them to write a story about road-tripping their home state in search of great food, they embarked on a second career as food and travel journalists. They have a cable TV show, “Southern Uncovered with The Lee Bros” on Ovation network, and were commentators on all 7 seasons of “Unique Eats” on Cooking Channel. They contribute to magazines like Travel + Leisure, Bon Appetit, Saveur, Garden & Gun, and Martha Stewart Living, and for The New York Times, Food & Wine, and Southern Living, among other publications.

About the book:
"This cookbook is our love letter, in recipes, to our hometown, and a tribute to the farmers, fishermen and cooks who makes our lives in the South Carolina Lowcountry so delicious. Get immersed is super-local preparations like Kumquat Cocktails, Pickled Shrimp with Fennel and Chilies, She-Crab Soup (of course!), Whole Flounder with Sunchoke and Shrimp Stuffing, and Huguenot Torte. With photography by Squire Fox, and maps for walking and driving tours of Charleston keyed to recipes in the book."