Went to a demonstration Saturday at the Morris Museum here in Augusta that featured the Lee Brothers. For those not familiar, the Lee Brothers got their start in the food business as displaced Southerners who longed for the good food of the South. Their first business was a boiled peanut catalog, which now offers other tasty Southern morsels, and they are now well-established food writers who are featured in the NY Times and in Martha Stewart Living. On occasion they can be seen on the Cooking Channel and have recently filmed a pilot for the Food Network. Their first cookbook won a James Beard award and is a must have for those who are interested in translating Grannies recipes into your modern kitchen.
Regardless, Saturday I learned that pickled grapes are some good eats and the addition of chopped green olives to PC (pimento cheese) is an unexpected but welcome addition to a classic. As a group, the Newmans, Browns, and Whites will be testing several recipes from cookbook #2 and will report back after the beach.