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The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen {Giveaway}

While I’ve never been to Charleston, I have a feeling the new book from Matt and Ted Lee provides a very good taste of what South Carolina has to offer. Matt and Ted got in touch with us because they rely on our cornmeal for their recipes. It’s hard to please a Southerner with a cornmeal, so we were honored to hear that ours passed muster in their homes.

pineapple cornbread recipe southern

Each recipe in this book is accompanied by an introduction with tips on how to serve the dish and the fond memories the recipe sparks for the brothers. Some recipes were collected from favorite restaurants, while others are uniquely their own. The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen is filled with quintessential Southern dishes that anyone can recognize like Shrimp and Grits and Smothered Pork Chops, and more unique dishes like Shark Sandwich (where do you buy shark anyway?) and Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho. The Lee brothers provide a lesson in how to boil peanuts to perfection and tips for buying crab, as well as how to make a mean Moonshine Martini.

This book is not for the vegetarian or vegan, however, unless you wish to subsist on the perfect Gin and Tonic and Pan Roasted Okra, Corn and Tomatoes (though that does sound like a great meal). There are a handful of vegetarian recipes here, but the book is centered around amazing preparations of seafood with a smattering of chicken, beef and pork dishes. Of course, the book runs the full gamut from drink to dessert, so you can plan a Charleston meal in true style.

Containing over 100 recipes, most accompanied by full-color photos, The Lee Bros. is truly a trip to the South. If you should make it to Charleston, you’ll find a lovely Walking and Driving Tour with the best bites and sites from the book. We’ll have a recipe to share next week for Pineapple Cornbread Pudding.

So you love the the idea of this book, but don’t want to put in the effort? Ted and Matt also have an online shop where you can order boiled peanuts, pickles, preserves, baked goods and more! Did I mention the brothers got their start selling boiled peanuts online? Check out the store- it’s quite fun. Moonpies, anyone?

The Breakdown:

This book officially publishes on 2/26. You can score a free sample of recipes from The Recipe Club today. If you’re interested in buying the book, visit The Recipe Club for details.


We have three copies of this beautiful book to giveaway. Each copy will be paired with a bag of our organic unbleached white flour and our organic medium-grind cornmeal. To enter, simply follow the directions in the app below. If you have an issue with it, let me know in the comments and I’ll try to help you sort it out. We’ll pick three winners from all who enter by 11:59 pm on 2/5/13.


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Lisa says:

Sounds interesting! I love southern cooking & I love Bob’s Red Mill products. I have more than one favorite southern dish, but my most favorite is collard greens. Yum!

Ina says:

Sounds like a nice giveaway. I would like to be entered.

Anja says:

We are not vegetarians so the book would be great for us.

Amber Stevens says:

My favorite Southern meal is fried chicken, cornbread, sweet potato casserole, corn-on-the-cob and pecan pie with a giant glass of tea!

Anja says:

Our favorite recipe is Shrimp Etouffee.

Wow – just the cover of the cookbook makes me want to fillet a fish (and to think I am a vegetarian!).

Looks gorgeous!

debbie says:

My favorite southern dish would be collard greens!!! 🙂

Alissa says:

I am open to learning, but so far have been won over by North Carolina styled pulled pork and sweet tea!

Audrey says:


Megan M. says:

My favorite Southern dish would have to be peach cobbler. Pulled pork would come in close behind.

Sara F. says:

Charleston is a fabulous city–I would love to go back again. Favorite Southern dish: shrimp and grits!

Aimee Pratt says:

I have one pf their other cookbooks and I would love to add this one to the collection! They have really great recipes.

Colette says:

We live 2.5 hours from Charleston SC, and LOVE the low-country delights… crab cakes and cheesy grits; bay-seasoned shrimp boiled with corn-on-the-cob, spicy sausage, and tiny red potatoes served on a picnic table covered in newspaper. YUMMMMMM

Sami says:

I love the knife on the cover. the Lee Brothers book sounds like a good read.

Sarah says:

Brisket! Slow roasted with greens and cornbread MMMMMMmmmmmMMMMMM….

Realia M says:

i love chicken fried steak!

Vera K says:

I do like cornbread.

Stephanie says:


Starla says:

Shrimp PoBoy

Erin says:

Mmmmm, cornbread! I wouldn’t say no to some peach cobbler, either 🙂

birdvet says:

Pulled pork…for sure!

Margaret M says:

I love cornbread….but Jam Cake is a favorite too!

Bethany says:

The Jambalaya I had when visiting New Orleans is high on my list of favourite foods, southern or not!

Chris says:

Okra. Fried or otherwise.

Jym Brittain says:

Pecan pie!


My favorite southern meal is shrimp and grits!

Amy D says:

Cornbread for sure!

Jym Brittain says:

App doesnt appear to be working. I’m not getting credit for connecting and it’s hung up on the leave a comment part. bummer

Kristin says:

I love cornbread straight from the skillet!! The best meal has to be turnip greens, black-eyed peas, and cornbread!! Yum!

val rollheiser says:

greens and cornbread to name a few


Did you select “I did this” on the app after you commented? It seems to be working fine on my end. If that does not work, just leave me a comment with all the things you did and I’ll work it out.

Maggie Drake says:

Favorite southern dish…grits and greens; I have just discovered Steen’s Cane Syrup (from Treme) and am using that over pancakes.

Denise says:

I don’t have a lot of experience with southern food cooking and would LOVE the opportunity to learn to cook it! I like Cajun spicy ness A lot!

Laura says:

Every once in a while I get a hankering for my dad’s black eyed peas, rice, greens (usually turnip) and his cornbread. I don’t use pork, but I think I come pretty close to his recipe.

Bonnie K says:

I love Hush Puppies.

MIchelle says:

I have always wanted to learn how to cook the southern dishes. They seem so simple when you eat them but they certainly take a special touch! Would love to try some new recipes! 🙂

brenda roberson says:

love your products. hope to win the cookbook. favorite food shrimp and grits.

Barb Pinson says:

My daughter and son-in-law used one of their cookbooks for her guest book at their wedding…people loved reading all the recipes and the cookbook is permanent and special keepsake.

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