The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen by Matt Lee

Into the Wild

Read The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen Online Free - Let James Beard Award–winning authors and hometown heroes Matt Lee and Ted Lee be your culinary ambassadors to Charleston, South Carolina, one of America’s most storied and buzzed-about food destinations.
Growing up in the heart of the historic downtown, in a warbler-yellow house on Charleston’s fabled “Rainbow Row,” brothers Matt and Ted knew how to cast for shrimp before they were in middle school, and could catch and pick crabs soon after. They learned to recognize the fruit trees that grew around town and knew to watch for the day in late March when the loquats on the tree on Chalmers Street ripened. Their new cookbook brings the vibrant food culture of this great Southern city to life, giving readers insider access to the best recipes and stories Charleston has to offer.
   No cookbook on the region would be complete without the city’s most iconic dishes done right, including She-Crab Soup, Hoppin’ John, and Huguenot Torte, but the Lee brothers also aim to reacquaint home cooks with treasures lost to time, like chewy-crunchy, salty-sweet Groundnut Cakes and Syllabub with Rosemary Glazed Figs. In addition, they masterfully bring the flavors of today’s Charleston to the fore, inviting readers to sip a bright Kumquat Gin Cocktail, nibble chilled Pickled Shrimp with Fennel, and dig into a plate of Smothered Pork Chops, perhaps with a side of Grilled Chainey Briar, foraged from sandy beach paths. The brothers left no stone unturned in their quest for Charleston’s best, interviewing home cooks, chefs, farmers, fishermen, caterers, and funeral directors to create an accurate portrait of the city’s food traditions. Their research led to gems such as Flounder in Parchment with Shaved Vegetables, an homage to the dish that became Edna Lewis’s signature during her tenure at Middleton Place Restaurant, and Cheese Spread à la Henry’s, a peppery dip from the beloved brasserie of the mid-twentieth century. Readers are introduced to the people, past and present, who have left their mark on the food culture of the Holy City and inspired the brothers to become the cookbook authors they are today.
   Through 100 recipes, 75 full-color photographs, and numerous personal stories, The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen gives readers the most intimate portrayal yet of the cuisine of this exciting Southern city, one that will resonate with food lovers wherever they live. And for visitors to Charleston, indispensible walking and driving tours related to recipes in the book bring this food town to life like never before.

Title : The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen
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ISBN : 0770433952
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 240 pages


Mary C rated it ★★★★★

June 02, 2017

Love reading cookbooks, and I will for sure try the flowers or tops of collard greens now!

Emily rated it ★★★★★

July 16, 2015

I can't WAIT to start cooking out of this. A beautiful, informative, and mouthwatering cookbook.

Lisa rated it ★★★★★

September 26, 2015

Great fun to read. My family is from Charleston, though I have never lived there myself. It and Sullivan's Island were the destinations for holidays and summer time. As expressed in this book, food is at the center of the social life at Charleston, as it is throughout the Low Country. Many of the...

Naomi rated it ★★★★☆

March 15, 2013

Read my full review: My opinion: The pictures and recipes in this book were phenomenal. Now, they were heavy on fish recipes, so if that is not your thing, you might want to take a look at the library versus purchasing it first. Also, I am a huge fan of chocolate, so I must a...

Laura rated it ★★★★☆

June 22, 2013

This book, with all it's talk of peaches and boiled peanuts, left me feeling supremely homesick. Having lived within a 2 hour drive of Charleston for most of my life (and visiting often), some of these recipes are very familiar and the rest are interesting enough for me to want to try my hand at...

Doreen rated it ★★★★☆

June 01, 2013

It might surprise people who know me and of my culinary forays that I don't own any cookbooks. I do have a ledger in which I've carefully printed the recipes I learned how to cook on, and into which I stuff the occasional clipped article for a dish that sounds both delicious and easy to prepare,...

Laura rated it ★★★★☆

May 13, 2013

How much you like this book really depends upon how you read it. If you're looking for everyday recipes to feed your family, with easy-to-find ingredients and appealing to a broad range of tastes, this may not fit the bill. While some of these recipes are quick to prep (and they do give times), m...

Debbie rated it ★★★★★

September 04, 2016

I have had this cookbook for a long time and just got around to reading it. Why I waited so long is beyond me. What a delightful surprise. Along with all of the recipes I will be trying - from Henry's Cheese Spread to Frogmore Soup the stories of cooking and eating in Charleston are wonderful and...

Natashya rated it ★★★★★

March 01, 2013

Beautiful book - a love story to the South and Charleston, South Carolina in particular. Gorgeous photos and 100 delicious recipes. You will fall in love. See my full review here - http://livinginthekitchenwithpuppies....

Beka rated it ★★★☆☆

August 05, 2013

More updated Southern cuisine. Nice, but nothing stood out to me.

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