Once a month, we set a long table down the middle of the store, invite an author or two to town and put on a literary supper like no other. After-hours, up-close and personal, these dinners are unique experiences designed to bring what we’re reading off the page and onto the plate. Seats are limited, and the ticket price includes a four-course dinner, a thoughtful beverage pairing, and delightful conversation with the authors and chefs.
May 21, 7pm— Matt and Ted Lee, Princess Pamela’s Soul Food Cookbook: A Mouth Watering Treasury of Afro-American Recipes and Grits & Groceries
When Southern food experts Matt and Ted Lee found a old copy of Princess Pamela’s cookbook in a vintage bookstore, they realized they’d come across something special. A Spartanburg native, Princess Pamela made a name for herself in New York as the proprietress of The Little Kitchen, a 12-seat, speakeasy-style restaurant that specialized in the humble food of her youth; from that experience, she penned this long-long classic of soul food cooking. Nearly every recipe in the book is paired with a poem. Hailed from Southern Living to NPR, it’s the first title in the new Lee Brothers Library Series, and Matt and Ted will be be joining us this evening to introduce it.
In the kitchen, we’re super excited to have Heidi and Joe from Grits & Groceries back with us, picking up what Princess Pamela put down and having their own fun with it. This is an evening you won’t want to miss.