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Pop-Up Book Group with Matt & Ted Lee: HOTBOX: INSIDE CATERING, THE FOOD WO...

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Please join us for a Pop-Up Book Group with food writers Matt and Ted Lee to discuss his new non-fiction book, HOTBOX: INSIDE CATERING, THE FOOD WORLD'S RISKIEST BUSINESS


Pop-Up Book Groups are small gatherings in private homes with some of the most exciting novelists, memoirists, humorists, biographers, non-fiction writers and essayists at work today -- fascinating conversations about the book and the writing process, capped at 20 participants. After you register, please purchase (in any format) and read the book. Registrants will receive the address about one week before the book group. Bring your copy to be signed!


Matt Lee and Ted Lee take on the competitive, wild world of high-end catering, exposing the secrets of a food business few home cooks or restaurant chefs ever experience.

Hotbox reveals the real-life drama behind cavernous event spaces and soaring white tents, where cooking conditions have more in common with a mobile army hospital than a restaurant. Known for their modern take on Southern cooking, the Lee brothers steeped themselves in the catering business for four years, learning the culture from the inside-out. It’s a realm where you find eccentric characters, working in extreme conditions, who must produce magical events and instantly adapt when, for instance, the host’s toast runs a half-hour too long, a hail storm erupts, or a rolling rack of hundreds of ice cream desserts goes wheels-up.

Whether they’re dashing through black-tie fundraisers, celebrity-spotting at a Hamptons cookout, or following a silverware crew at 3:00 a.m. in a warehouse in New Jersey, the Lee brothers guide you on a romp from the inner circle―the elite team of chefs using little more than their wits and Sterno to turn out lamb shanks for eight hundred―to the outer reaches of the industries that facilitate the most dazzling galas. You’ll never attend a party―or entertain on your own―in the same way after reading this book.

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