This giveaway has ended. Thanks to all who participated!
Today’s giveaway is a fantastic cookbook, but it’s much more than that: It is history, rich storytelling, a love letter to the South, an education in Lowcountry foodways, and an entertaining read even for those who aren’t in the mood to cook! Introducing The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen, the most recent cookbook by James Beard Award-winning authors, hometown heroes, and siblings Matt Lee and Ted Lee.
She-crab soup, one of the 100 recipes in the book
In the authors’ own words:
“The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen is our most personal book yet. With these stories and recipes, we show you what it was like to grow up here and how the food life of Charleston helped make us the cookbook authors we are today. We introduce you to our friends who make living in the Lowcountry so delicious, as well as important figures from the city’s culinary past, who inspire us to have fun in the kitchen.
In the new book, we deliver the city’s most iconic dishes done right—She-Crab Soup, Hoppin’ John, Huguenot Torte—but we also reacquaint home cooks with Lowcountry preparations that have been lost to time, like Groundnut Cakes, Syllabub, and Peach Leather. Ever tasted Salsify ‘Oysters,’ that 19th-century knockout? You will!
Although we knew our subject well when we set out to write the book, we took nothing for granted in our research and in developing the recipes. We interviewed home cooks, chefs, farmers, fishermen, caterers, and funeral directors to get the most accurate—and at the same time very intimate—perspective on Charleston foodways.”
Learn to make this Huguenot torte!
Some of these local dishes are featured in our Charleston food guide, and since many of you ask for more recipes on this site—well, here they are, in beautiful book form, free for one lucky winner!
To win this book, simply leave a comment, any comment, below. Tell us why you want it, or just say hello! We’ll choose a winner in 10 days using random.org, and will notify the winner via email. Prize is courtesy of Matt Lee and Ted Lee. Complete rules can be found here.
And while you're at it, check out The Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalogue, a mail-order catalog for delicious Southern pantry staples like real stone-ground grits, okra pickles, and, of course, fresh boiled peanuts. Great gifts for the Southern-food lover in your life!
Good luck and happy eating!