food and drink

Ted Lee and Matt Lee
Ovation

This week on Walter Edgar's Journal, Mat Lee and Ted Lee drop in to talk about their new book, Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World’s Riskiest Business (2019, Henry Holt). In Hotbox, the Lee brothers take on the competitive, wild world of high-end catering, exposing the secrets of a food business few home cooks or restaurant chefs ever experience. Known for their modern take on Southern cooking, the Lee brothers steeped themselves in the catering business for four years, learning the culture from the inside-out.

Why Refrigerate Eggs?

Dec 7, 2017

If you’ve ever traveled overseas, then you may be aware that many countries do not refrigerate eggs like we do in the US.  Have you ever wondered why?  We didn’t always wash our eggs.

Pumpkin Recipes

Nov 8, 2017

Pumpkins are everywhere this time of year!  And they’re such a versatile fall fruit.  When it comes time to carve those scary jack-o-lanterns, don’t throw out the meat and seeds!

(Originally broadcast 05/19/17) South Carolina native "Princess" Pamela Strobel ruled a small realm, but her powers ranged far and wide. Her speakeasy-style restaurant in Manhattan was for three decades a hip salon, with regulars from Andy Warhol to Diana Ross. Her iconic Southern dishes influenced chefs nationwide, and her cookbook became a bible for a generation who yearned for the home cooking left behind in the Great Migration. One of the earliest books to coin soul food, this touchstone of African-American cuisine fell out of print more than forty years ago.

Jazz Up Sweet Tea

Sep 11, 2017

Sweet Tea is a staple in the south and whether you like yours as sweet as can be, or half and half, jazz up your sweet tea by brewing a simple syrup additive.  Try Raspberry vanilla sweet tea by heating one cup of sugar, half a cup of water, half a cup of smashed raspberries and one split vanilla bean until the sugar has dissolved.  


Plan Ahead for Lunch

Jul 28, 2017

The old adage goes, “if you fail to plan, plan to fail.”  And while we don’t generally feel like failures when eating lunch, a little planning can go a long way.  Whether it’s your lunch or bagged lunches for your kids, plan ahead, really far ahead!  Small jelly jars are perfect for freezing soups, individual portions, and one-dish meals.

  

Plant Protein

Jul 19, 2017

Many vegetarians are familiar with the protein dilemma, but as grocery prices continue to rise, we carnivores are also looking for inexpensive alternatives to animal protein.  Meat, eggs, and dairy may be the most obvious sources of protein in your diet, but there are plenty of plant based protein sources to choose from!  And plant based proteins offer more fiber and less cholesterol than their animal based counterparts. 


Real Food Lunches

Apr 5, 2017

Eating healthy at home is a challenge, but it seems like eating healthy while on the go is an almost insurmountable task!  The best defense in the battle of the bulge is a good plan, and bringing a bag lunch to work, or even sending one to school with your kids can be a good way to curb unhealthy habits.  Fresh fruits and vegetables are always a good start to any bag lunch, but proteins can be a little tough. 


Good Foods with Bad Reputations

Aug 11, 2016

When trying to go healthy, there’s usually a list of foods that we try to avoid like fried foods, sugars, and fats, but here are five good for you foods that have a bad reputation.  Many people opt to eat only the whites of eggs because the yolk is where the cholesterol is concentrated, but in moderation, whole eggs are nutritious and contain beneficial vitamins.  When making an omelet try using two egg whites and one whole egg.  


Peanuts
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    Boiled or roasted? Peanuts were brought to the Carolinas in the Colonial period from Africa, where they were brought from South America by the 16th century Portuguese. University of South Carolina food historian David Shields tells how each place contributed to the way we enjoy peanuts today, and peanut merchant Tige Howie talks about which variety sells best. Either way you like it, the peanut has a mighty appeal to the Southern palate.

  

Ted and Matt Lee
Ovation

  (Originally broadcast 10/16/15) - The Lee Bros., who have popularized Southern cooking with a series of popular cookbooks, television appearances, and articles, are hosts of the new TV series, Southern Uncovered with the Lee Bros. They are also currently are contributing editors at Travel + Leisure and frequently write food stories for Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Fine Cooking and Food & Wine, among other publications. Matt and Ted joined Walter Edgar recently to talk about the new show, Southern food and culture, and their latest projects.

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File: Fair Ride
Susanna Berggren

  One of the fall traditions in South Carolina is a visit to the South Carolina State Fair. Part of the tradition for many is eating food that we don’t normally eat. Today we talk with vendors of such delectable – and sometimes weird – foods as elephant ears, chicken with Frosted Flakes, deep fried candy and doughnut burgers, and find out why the South Carolina State Fair is one of their favorite fairs.


Ted and Matt Lee
Ovation

  The Lee Bros., who have popularized Southern cooking with a series of popular cookbooks, television appearances, and articles, are hosts of the new TV series, Southern Uncovered with the Lee Bros. They are also currently are contributing editors at Travel + Leisure and frequently write food stories for Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Fine Cooking and Food & Wine, among other publications. Matt and Ted joined Walter Edgar recently to talk about the new show, Southern food and culture, and their latest projects.

-- All Stations: Fri, Oct 16, 12 pm | News Stations: Sun, Oct 18, 4 pm --

  

  One of the most iconic marketing images in American history is the classic Coca Cola bottle. The familiar design turns 100 years old this year. But most folks don’t know that that familiarity was helped along by the millions of these bottles that were made in Laurens, S.C.


What's the epitome of summer for a lot of Americans? It's communing around a grill, with friends and family, waiting for a slab of meat to cook to juicy perfection.

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