Well leave it to my fabulous friend and neighbor, Charla,
to pull together such a fun event Sunday evening!
Yes, Charla, somehow sweet talked the talented Lee brothers to come to her home and visit and mingle and sign copies of their great new cookbook called
SIMPLE FRESH SOUTHERN
And it is just that!
If you are in Charlotte, run to Park Road Books and pick up a copy!
The sweet owners helped organize this. And if you are not order one immediately!
Yes, the same Lee brothers who are featured on Food Network and have been endorsed by Paula Deen and many other notable chefs. They are contributing editors for Travel & Leisure and are the wine columnists for Martha Stewart Living.
Raised in the low country of Charleston, SC, these two brothers were surrounded by yummy southern traditions and their recipes showcase delicious southern dishes with a fresh, updated twist. They are traveling now for their book tour and we were lucky enough to chat in a very small setting and get to know them. Pictured above: Ted Lee, Charla Muller, Matt Lee and me. And by the way, if you don't know about Charla and her INCREDIBLE and fabulous sense of humor...you must read more about her here and here!
They did some chatting about growing up in Charleston and their love for good food, seafood and tips on making new innovative dishes from some of the old classic southern cookbooks
like this one.
The books sold that evening like hot cakes
and it seems that we helped them on their journey to possibly being a NYT best seller!
We like to help here in Charlotte that way, ya'll know.
My sweet friend Missy and I chatting about the new cookbook
and tasting some yummies together!
The Lee Brother's homemade pimento cheese in the back was FABULOUS!
Interestingly enough, my sister has met them during a food event in Georgetown, SC and they have shared delicious ideas. If you remember, my sister has her own catering business called Puttin' on the Grits and she's quite a "foodie" herself!
Check out just some of her talent here if you don't believe me.
If you'd like to see the entire collection of photos from the evening click here. And here's to a delicious Thanksgiving that's only a few days away. Ahhhhh! Blessings to you and yours!