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Siblings Matt and Ted grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. When they left to attend colleges in the Northeast, they so missed the foods of their hometown that they founded The Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalogue, a mail-order catalogue for southern pantry staples like stone-ground grits, fig preserves, and, of course, boiled peanuts. When an editor of a travel magazine asked them to write a story about road-tripping their home state in search of great food, they embarked on a second career as food and travel journalists. They 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.
Ted lives with his wife, the artist E.V. Day, in Brooklyn, NY; Matt, his wife Gia, and their two sons live in Charleston, SC.


    Matt and Ted give lectures, host events, do cooking demonstrations and cooking classes, and also can be booked to judge or MC awards events, benefits and symposia. Through their collaboration with Duvall Events, Charleston’s largest catering firm, they can produce bespoke meals for literally any size group, any time, in a variety of attractive settings in the Charleston area and beyond.
    They can tailor an appearance to suit your needs and come highly recommended. To book the Lee Bros. please contact them by telephone at 803.720.9209.

    Selected past appearances:

    The Acorn Club, Philadelphia, PA
    Arts & Letters Live, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
    Aspen Food & Wine Festival
    Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
    Atlanta History Center
    Charleston Wine & Food Festival, Charleston, SC
    Coastal Uncorked Food & Wine Festival, Myrtle Beach, SC
    Culinary Historians of New York, New York City
    Florence County Libraries, Florence, SC
    Florida State College/Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville, FL
    James Beard Foundation, New York City
    Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MOCA), North Adams, MA
    Miami Food & Wine Festival, Miami, FL
    Morris Museum, Augusta, GA
    Museum of the City of New York
    New York City Wine & Food Festival
    New York Public Library/Celeste Bartos Forum
    Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK
    Piedmont Driving Club, Atlanta, GA
    Savannah Food & Wine Festival, Savannah, GA
    Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
    Southern Food Writing Conference, Knoxville, TN
    Southern Foodways Symposium, Oxford, MS
    Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Greenville, SC
    StarChefs International Chefs Congress, New York City
    Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, Napa, CA
    Tuckahoe Women’s Club, Richmond, VA