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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    If there's a Southern bone in your body, you will love this cookbook! Even if you've never had Country Captain or red eye gravy with grits, you will crave them.

    The stories are as good as the food. You can smell the fresh vegetables, and hear the sounds of a casting net loaded with shrimp being pulled from the water. The thought of that vinegar-based North Carolina barbecue sauce just gets in your head, and you won't be happy until you have made some. All the good dishes from church suppers, family picnics and Junior Women's club luncheons are here. And if you've never been to the Low Country, you will probably have to add that to your bucket list.

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

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    Not having dabbled much in terms of southern cooking, I found the Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook to be a great foundation upon which to venture into this rich culture of food. It is comprehensive in terms of the scope of recipes which are straightforward and (most importantly) successful. Each dish I tried turned out wonderfully, resulting in food that was never fussy or over complicated. The food is what matters. Fresh ingredients are centre stage. While the recipes are rife with inventive twists, tradition is still honoured.

    I love the informative and sometimes quirky introductions provided for each recipe, where you learn about the history behind each dish. Through the anecdotal stories included throughout the book, the Lee Bros. seamlessly blend historical information on Southern food along with their personal experiences. It is a wonderful combination of culture and cuisine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2010

    Excellent Knowledge of Southern Cooking

    Well organized, the brothers know and love southern cooking. Recipes will make you want to try new dishes even if you are not from the south. Old stand-by recipes you loved growing up; your Mom cooked and we got to busy to learn and take the time to prepare.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    Good overview of Southern Cooking with a twist!

    The vignettes associated with the recipes in this book are almost as good as the recipes themselves. I love the stories the Lee's tell with almost every recipe. The recipes are easy to follow & offer a contemporary view of Southern cuisine without being losing the authenticity of flavor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2006

    delectable prose

    The Lee Bros. recipes are fantastic. Inventive twists on Southern classic ingredients (chocolate grits ice cream sounds strange but is truly delicious!) plus delicious updates of favorite dishes like mac and cheese and fried chicken. And the writing is so lyrical and witty, that you'll want to serve the stories again and again.

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