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

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

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.

Title:The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook: Stories and Recipes for Southerners and Would-be Southerners
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780393057812
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    The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook: Stories and Recipes for Southerners and Would-be Southerners Reviews

  • Brien

    This is a big, heavy, 500+page cookbook. The recipes are quite good, and some attention is given to regional rivalry, such as North Carolina vs. South Carolina hush puppies. Most recipes begin with a ...

  • Tiffany

    You know it’s a good cookbook when there is a section just on grits! ❤️...

  • Daniel

    A real must-read for anyone from the South who has found themselves outside of the South, or at least a six hour drive from their grandmother's dining table. A great cookbook highlights important food...

  • Ashley

    Ok, so who would think that you could "read" a cookbook? I know, but this one is wonderful. The Lee Bros. are two brothers (go figure) who originally hail from NYC but moved to Charleston, SC, when th...

  • Marc

    I love this book. I've probably made 15-20 of the recipes, ranging from cocktails and cheese straws through chicken bog, country captain, and banana pudding ice cream. I have made a number of these re...

  • Vivian

    As a transplanted southerner, I though that this book would interest me as I explored southern cuisine. However, I found that it seemed to have most of the same recipes that other cookbooks have. Afte...

  • Autumn

    Smart and respectful Southern cooking with a pronounced Charleston flavor. I love this book because 1)it notes the similarities between boiled peanuts and edamame and 2)it includes reciepts for two Ch...

  • Katie Le Blanc

    If you like to drool over cookbooks and occasionally cook from one....this is the book for you. Full of great stories and anecdotes from two brothers who learned to cook after moving to the south as y...

  • joon

    Beyond delightful. I want to live next door to the Lee Bros. You will, too. Bring a little sunshine into your life. This book will restore your faith in character, tradition, good manners, resiliency,...

  • Aimee

    FLUFFY BISCUITS! AMAZING CABBAGE! (and I don't usually like cabbage) Pork chops and pears. YUUUMMMM! Everything recipe I have made from this book has worked well. Clear, explicit, not recommended for ...