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 Appétit, the New York Times, Fine Cooking and Food & Wine, among other publications.
Madeira’s Long Engagement with the Lowcountry
Native Charlestonians and cookbook authors, Matt Lee & Ted Lee, go on the hunt for the connection between their grandfather, Charleston and the immortal wine—Madeira.
- story: Matt Lee + Ted Lee
- illustration: James Carpenter