Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday Giveaway: It's the Lees, Peanut


Ever since Matt and Ted Lee stitched up a brown paper catalog on an old sewing machine and went into business selling mail-order boiled peanuts, they've been attracting attention. These days, they divide their time between Charleston and New York, while they write books that combine simple techniques with classic Southern ingredients.


They're still attracting attention, and they'll have plenty of chances in Charlotte this fall. They're making three stops here with their new book, "The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern," a collection of recipes such as Shrimp Pate and Sweet Potato and Okra Fritters.


Their schedule here:


Noon to 2 p.m. Friday, they'll do a cooking demonstration and sign books at Williams-Sonoma, 6401 Morrison Blvd.


3 p.m. Nov. 22, they'll sign books at a fundraiser at Park Road Books at Park Road Shopping Center. Proceeds will go to the Women's National Book Association and First Book, which gets new books to kids who need them. The store also will serve samples of the Lee Brothers' recipes.


7 p.m. Dec. 10, the brothers will speak about their food writing careers at Friends of the Library at Queens University, in Sykes Auditorium, 1900 Selwyn Ave. (I've heard them speak several times, so I'm sure this will be fun. Picture a cross between Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Ira Glass.) Reservations are required, and Park Road Books will sell books there, too. Call 704-607-6548.


OK, now you know whens and wheres, here's your chance at the what: I have a copy of the new book to give away. Post your name here in the comments (if you sign in as anonymous, give me a name you'll recognize if I pick your entry at random.) Deadline is 9 a.m. Thursday. We'll announce the winner later that day, so don't forget to check back.

16 comments:

Kelly from Cherryville said...

I'm first again! Let's see if it counts for anything.

Dani B. said...

Pick me! Dani B.

Ann Cricchi said...

As a newcomer, I NEED to learn Southern cooking so we don't have to eat out so much!
Ann from Fort Mill

Luvdaylilies said...

Me, Me, Me!
=)
I would love to have the book, thanks bunches for a chance!
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Donna Thrasher said...

Love your idea for a weekly cookbook giveaway! Donna Thrasher

Allen E said...

Would love the book! The last one was great.

G said...

From a long line of great Southern cooks...

Scott Sitton said...

Google did not display my name above, just the G.

Nikki M said...

Hopefully the third time is the charm!

luv2cknbk said...

Need to add to my Southern cooking collection. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I'm crossing my fingers, toes, and eyes!! Val M.

Tina said...

I'm feeling lucky!

Barbara said...

I would love to win so I can share the Lees' cookbook with my "future" daughter-in-law, who will be going to school to become a chef next year!!

Ann B. said...

Even though I'm still cooking my way through the first book, I'd love a chance at the second!

Ann B.

Anonymous said...

I'm also cooking my way through the first one and excited to see that they've done a second! Pick this southern gal!! Leslie B.

Terry said...

Terry Hausler would love a copy of the Lee Bros. new cookbook. As a northern transplant, I could use a little southern influence in my cooking.