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Milk Street Sessions: Edward Lee

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177 Milk St

177 Milk Street

Boston, MA 02109

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“So much of what we think of as ‘traditional’ American cuisine is being challenged. We are witnessing a reshaping of the food landscape, and it is thrilling to some, obscene to others. But that is when it becomes interesting—when that tension between two vastly different cultures creates something new.”
Edward Lee, from Buttermilk Graffiti

Edward Lee, the acclaimed chef, writer and Emmy-nominated TV personality, joins Christopher Kimball for an evening of conversation and cooking about the changing tastes of American cooking. Ed spent two years traveling the country, seeking foods that illuminate the ways we cook, eat and live in America today. He discovered that the most exciting foods and flavors are cultural collisions between native ingredients and foodways and the immigrants of each era who have transformed them upon arrival.

During the event, Ed will demo how to make recipes he learned during his research travels, including Amok Trey (learned in Lowell, Massachusetts) and Bourbon Nuoc Cham Roasted Oysters.

The event is followed by a book signing and reception featuring samples of recipes from Buttermilk Graffitti. Cookbooks will be available for sale with your ticket or onsite during the post-demonstration signing and reception.



About Buttermilk Graffitti: Lee’s first foray into narrative nonfiction, BUTTERMILK GRAFFITI (March 5, 2019 / Artisan Books; Paperback Reprint / $15.95 / 320 pages / 40 original recipes), reveals that beneath the surface of any recipe lies a complex tale of history and family, of time and place. In each of the book’s sixteen character-driven chapters, Lee explores a place where immigrants are making a lasting impact on the culinary and cultural landscape. He digs into the meaning of Lebanese kibbeh in Clarksdale, MS; Uyghur noodle soup in Brighton Beach, NY; pepperoni rolls in West Virginia; and pastrami in Indianapolis. He contemplates clam pizza in Connecticut, now considered a classic local dish, but originally an Italian immigrant’s attempt to incorporate an unfamiliar ingredient into a recipe from the Old Country. And not content merely to observe, he fasts for Ramadan in Dearborn, Michigan, and smokes Cuban cigars in Miami. Original recipes serve as a coda at the end of each chapter, summing up what Lee has learned and how he plans to integrate it into his own life. Throughout, he finds that “Food can be a bridge, and the best, most thrilling dishes can result from joining two different worlds.”


About Edward Lee: Edward Lee is the author of Smoke & Pickles and of Buttermilk Graffiti (coming in paperback March 5, 2019); the chef/owner of 610 Magnolia, MilkWood, and Whiskey Dry in Louisville, Kentucky; and culinary director of Succotash in Penn Quarter, Washington D.C. and National Harbor, Maryland. He appears frequently in print and on television, earning an Emmy nomination for his role in the Emmy Award–winning series The Mind of a Chef. Most recently, he wrote and hosted the feature documentary Fermented. He lives in Louisville and Washington, D.C.


Follow Edward on Instagram and Twitter @chefedwardlee. For more information, please visit ChefEdwardLee.com.



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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking garages:

  • Boston Harbor Garage (known as the Aquarium Garage)
  • 75 State Street

Trains

  • Aquarium stop on the Blue Line
  • State Street on Blue and Orange Line
  • Government Center on the Blue and Green Lines
  • Haymarket on the Orange and Green Lines, and multiple bus lines

Bus Lines

  • 4, 92, 93, 352, 354

The entrance to our school is directly across from 49 India Street.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

cookingschool@177milkstreet.com


Is my registration/ticket refundable or transferrable?

Yes. Tickets are refundable up to seven days before an event and transferable to another student at any time. Within seven days of the event, we do not offer refunds.


Is this a hands-on or demonstration event?

This is a demonstration event, followed by a book signing and light reception featuring recipes from Buttermilk Graffitti

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