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Signed copies of Simple Fresh Southern now available on OpenSky!

Posted on Dec 19, 2011 12:29 pm

Autographed copies of our second cookbook, The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern, which won the IACP Award for Best American Cookbook and was a James Beard Award nominee, are now available from OpenSky. Check out the 100+ recipes for healthy, soulful southern food like Pimento Cheese Potato Gratin, Crispy-Skin Salmon with Buttermilk Mint Sauce, Banana Pudding Parfaits! This is the book that earned accolades from a wide range of folks who inspire us, from John T. Edge to Amy Sedaris, Alice Waters to Paula Deen, Martha Hall Foose to Mario Batali! Click here for details!

Country Ham Biscuits, by the dozens!

Posted on Dec 14, 2011 11:40 am

Our First Sale on Launches Today With…Callie’s Country Ham Biscuits!
We recently became curators for the online shopping site OpenSky, and we’re super-excited to have gathered some of our favorite foods and kitchenwares from the South. Our first sale, of Callie’s Country Ham Biscuits, launches today, and the first 25 people that buy will get an extra dozen biscuits!
Follow us on OpenSky as we roll out more top-quality southern products—chefs knives by Middleton Made, Jack Rudy Artisan Tonic Syrup, and more!—in the next couple months. Click here to learn more, and to stock up on incomparably tender and delicious biscuits for the holidays!


Posted on Dec 14, 2011 8:43 am

Congratulations to the finalists of the Lee Brother Your Holiday Contest!! We’re excited to announce the winning recipes! From appetizer to dessert, these Certified SC Grown dishes make a scrumptious holiday menu:

South Carolina’s Best Appetizer: Dawn Dausman’s Rosebank Farms Heirloom Pumpkin Bisque South Carolina’s Best Baked Good: Rose Stancil’s Sweet Potato Pound Cake with Caramel Sauce South Carolina’s Best Dessert: Ines Gillier’s Pecan and Honey Tart South Carolina’s Best Entree: Beaumont Riley’s Apple and Prune Pork South Carolina’s Best Side Dish: Elizabeth Benfield’s Vegetarian SC Grown Collard Greens
Follow this link for the recipes, or visit your local South Carolina grocery store to pick up a printed brochure with the winners.
The Lee Bros. reviewed all submissions and selected the finalists. The five grand prize winners, one from each category, and their guests will be invited to the SC Department of Agriculture’s Sate Farmers Market Exhibition Kitchen in West Columbia, where Matt and Ted will prepare and serve all of the grand prizewinning recipes!
And all 20 finalists’ recipes are available now on the Certified SC web site:

COOKING CONTEST! Entry deadline Nov. 30th!

Posted on Nov 25, 2011 3:54 pm

Now that you’ve warmed up your skilz preparing the Thanksgiving meal, enter your best holiday recipe for a chance to win! The Lee Bros. will prepare the top five Grandprize Winners’ recipes at the SC State Farmer’s Market in Columbia in January, and will be featured on a printed recipe card, available in SC grocery stores!

Contest Details

A total of 25 Winners, consisting of the top five recipes in each category, will be selected by the Lee Brothers and will be featured on a printed recipe card, which will be available in grocery stores. From the Winners, a total of five Grandprize Winners will be selected (one Grandprize Winner from each category). The Grandprize Winners and their guests (one guest per winner) will be invited to the South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s State Farmers Market Exhibition Kitchen in West Columbia, SC, where the Lee Brothers will prepare and serve all of the Grandprize-winning recipes in January 2012. (specific date will be announced at the time the prizes are awarded). No mileage or hotel accommodations, or other travel expenses are included as part of this Grandprize Winner Award. Limit of one (1) Grandprize may be won per person, per e-mail address or household address per calendar year. Enter the 2011 “Lee Brother Your Holiday” contest by: 1. Logging on to Facebook from your desktop computer ( and clicking on the “enter contest” tab at Lee Brother Your Holiday between 9:01 am on October 17, 2011, and 4:59 pm on November 30, 2011. Be sure to follow the prompts to post your original favorite holiday recipe using at least one (1) or more Certified SC Grown items on the Lee Brother Your Holiday Facebook tab titled “Enter Contest.” 2. Sending your submission to There are five different categories: 1. Entrees 2. Sides 3. Appetizers 4. Desserts 5. Baked Goods Any recipes entered on the Lee Brother Your Holiday Facebook wall or sent via a Message, are not entered and will not be judged. No purchase necessary to enter to win the contest. You may enter once per day. Please note that submissions will only post on the day they are entered.

Tailgate with the Lee Bros!

Posted on Nov 24, 2011 9:47 pm

Matt Lee and Ted Lee, along with representatives from the S.C. Department of Agriculture, will be setting up a tailgating tent 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the old Farmers Market site on Bluff Road. Look for the green and white tent behind Bojangles’ and stop in to sample some warm soups created from Certified S.C. Grown ingredients.
And don’t forget that the Lee Bros. are conducting a “Lee Brother Your Holiday” search for South Carolina’s favorite original holiday recipe that showcases at least one Certified S.C. Grown ingredient. You can submit one original recipe per day online at Holiday through Wednesday, Nov. 30 for a chance to have it printed and displayed in grocery stores across the state and to meet the Lee Bros and prepare a meal with them. Submissions will be accepted in these categories: entrees, sides, appetizers, desserts and baked goods. Matt and Ted will pick the finalists. More information at