This past Sunday I was treated to watching the Lee Brothers prepare a meal as an audience watched them at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany. The brothers Matt and Ted Lee talked about their lives growing up in Charleston, South Carolina, starting a business while in college in the Northeast, and the stories they gathered along their journey to being authors and culinary celebrities.
The audience seemed to enjoy the brother's stories, and I enjoyed hearing that even they have a few screw ups in the kitchen. They have a book out titled "Simple Fresh Southern: Knockout Dishes with Down-Home Flavor" which features meals for the average person with a busy lifestyle and features recipies with ingredients that are not from a can or difficult to prepare.
These two aren't what I would call celebrity chefs. They are more of down-to-earth, regular guys who would be great to have over for a grill out with some steaks and beer. I don't know if they are like it in person but they seem to be able to talk off your ear while cooking a some great food.