Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook: Stories and Recipes for Southerners and Would-be Southerners

Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook: Stories and Recipes for Southerners and Would-be Southerners

by Matt Lee, Ted Lee

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Overview

You don't have to be southern to cook southern.


From the New York Times food writers who defended lard and demystified gumbo comes a collection of exceptional southern recipes for everyday cooks. The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook tells the story of the brothers' culinary coming-of-age in Charleston—how they triumphed over their northern roots and learned to cook southern without a southern grandmother. Here are recipes for classics like Fried Chicken, Crab Cakes, and Pecan Pie, as well as little-known preparations such as St. Cecilia Punch, Pickled Peaches, and Shrimp Burgers. Others bear the hallmark of the brothers' resourceful cooking style—simple, sophisticated dishes like Blackened Potato Salad, Saigon Hoppin' John, and Buttermilk-Sweet Potato Pie that usher southern cooking into the twenty-first century without losing sight of its roots. With helpful sourcing and substitution tips, this is a practical and personal guide that will have readers cooking southern tonight, wherever they live.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393057812
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/23/2006
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 763,592
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Matt Lee and Ted Lee are co-proprietors of The Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalog, a mail-order source for southern pantry staples. They write about food, wine, and travel for the New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Martha Stewart Living, and Food and Wine.

Ted Lee and Matt Lee are co-proprietors of The Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalog, a mail-order source for southern pantry staples. They write about food, wine, and travel for the New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Martha Stewart Living, and Food and Wine.

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Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook: Stories and Recipes for Southerners and Would-be Southerners 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
bettyjo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Just cleaned up the kitchen...the cornbread salad is so good...even my 14 year old loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The stories are as good as the food. You can smell the fresh vegetables, and hear the sounds of a casting net loaded with shrimp being pulled from the water. The thought of that vinegar-based North Carolina barbecue sauce just gets in your head, and you won't be happy until you have made some. All the good dishes from church suppers, family picnics and Junior Women's club luncheons are here. And if you've never been to the Low Country, you will probably have to add that to your bucket list.
Stay-At-Home-Chef More than 1 year ago
Not having dabbled much in terms of southern cooking, I found the Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook to be a great foundation upon which to venture into this rich culture of food. It is comprehensive in terms of the scope of recipes which are straightforward and (most importantly) successful. Each dish I tried turned out wonderfully, resulting in food that was never fussy or over complicated. The food is what matters. Fresh ingredients are centre stage. While the recipes are rife with inventive twists, tradition is still honoured. I love the informative and sometimes quirky introductions provided for each recipe, where you learn about the history behind each dish. Through the anecdotal stories included throughout the book, the Lee Bros. seamlessly blend historical information on Southern food along with their personal experiences. It is a wonderful combination of culture and cuisine.
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MaryGB More than 1 year ago
I love this Lee Bros Southern Cookbook, I purchased this cookbook to update my midwest cooking
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Well organized, the brothers know and love southern cooking. Recipes will make you want to try new dishes even if you are not from the south. Old stand-by recipes you loved growing up; your Mom cooked and we got to busy to learn and take the time to prepare.
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pedsnurse More than 1 year ago
The vignettes associated with the recipes in this book are almost as good as the recipes themselves. I love the stories the Lee's tell with almost every recipe. The recipes are easy to follow & offer a contemporary view of Southern cuisine without being losing the authenticity of flavor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Lee Bros. recipes are fantastic. Inventive twists on Southern classic ingredients (chocolate grits ice cream sounds strange but is truly delicious!) plus delicious updates of favorite dishes like mac and cheese and fried chicken. And the writing is so lyrical and witty, that you'll want to serve the stories again and again.