Cookbook Club Ch. 10: The Lee Brothers Southern Cookbook

cookbook club potluck red velvet cake
Swirls of cream cheese icing cover a classic red velvet cake made by Cookbook Club member Julie V. from The Lee Brothers Southern Cookbook

Looking for potluck ideas?  Try a cookbook club!

At the end of last month our little London Cookbook Club gathered at my house for another great meeting. This time, we reviewed The Lee Brothers Southern Cookbook by Matt and Ted Lee. This cookbook is one that’s close to my heart, as it’s a great guide to cooking the food I grew up around. Plus, I’ll take any excuse to fry up some chicken!

cookbook club potluck fried chicken
My sous vide version of the Lee Brothers’ fried chicken

Our Cookbook Club is now on its 10th potluck, and we’re still going strong. We have a group of around 20 regulars who show up devotedly with a few dishes in tow, and everyone in our group loves food on a deep, deep level. Members frequently present their dishes to rounds of applause. That’s how this crowd rolls.

mint julep potluck cookbook club
Cookbook club member Stu’s mint juleps

For this meeting, our spread had a little bit of everything, from classic Mint Juleps made with freshly-infused mint simple syrup to varieties of deviled eggs that disappeared within minutes. If you’re looking for potluck ideas and ways to make hosting a gathering simple, choosing a cookbook that everyone brings dishes from is a great way to make sure your potluck has a theme.

cookbook club potluck deviled eggs
Cookbook club member Gary’s delightful sampling of deviled eggs

For our next cookbook club, we’ll be sampling dishes from Rachel Koo’s My Little Paris Kitchen.  It’s a gorgeous cookbook with modern twists on classic French dishes.  Plus, all of the dishes are meant to be made in a little kitchen, which suits our London folks just fine.

For more on our Cookbook Club, check out our previous meetings here:
Looking to start your own Cookbook Club? Pin the image below to save this idea for later!

cookbook club pinterest

Subscribe and get freshly baked articles. Join the community!

Join the newsletter to receive the latest updates in your inbox.

By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms.

Start the conversation

Let's start a personal, meaningful conversation.

Example: Practical philosopher, therapist and writer.

Link copied to your clipboard
About me

I’m Ann, a mom / wife / lawyer / certified culinary enthusiast. I share recipes, travel guides and home life tips while living overseas. Currently based in São Paulo, Brazil.

Never miss a thing!

Subscribe and get freshly baked articles. Join the community!

Join the newsletter to receive the latest updates in your inbox.

Latest Articles

S Read More

cookbook club05.23.2023

Sao Paulo Cookbook Club, Ch. 2: Kin Thai

In November of 2022, our Sao Paulo Cookbook Club met up to review Kin Thai: Modern Thai Recipes to Cook at Home by John Chantarasak. […]

A Read More


A Guide on How to Travel to Patagonia

We recently returned from a 10-day trip to Argentina, and the highlight of our time there was the three days we spent in Patagonia, where […]

C Read More

blog features08.21.2022

Cookbook Club, Sao Paulo Edition: Jubilee

We were fortunate to arrive in Sao Paulo last July, just as the pandemic started to ease in Brazil. We hit the ground running, and […]

W Read More

blog features11.03.2021

We’ve Moved to Sao Paulo!

A year after we arrived in Virginia — we’ve packed everything up yet again and moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Begin typing your search above and press return to search. Press Esc to cancel.