Ted Lee


Ted Lee and his brother Matt Lee have written three cookbooks, including The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen. They contribute to Bon Appétit, the New York Times, Fine Cooking and Food & Wine.



Princess Pamela's Soul Food Cookbook: A Mouth-Watering Treasury of Afro-American Recipes

Pamela Strobel hailed from upstate South Carolina and although she was orphaned at age 10, she had already learned to cook from her grandmother and mother — a skill she used to support herself as she made her way north to New York City, where her culinary prowess held sway for three decades. In 1965 ‘Princess Pamela,’ as she came to be known, opened The Little Kitchen at 242 East 10th Street in New York City’s East Village and her speakeasy-style restaurant grew into a salon for regulars such as Andy Warhol, Sidney Lumet, Gloria Steinem and Diana Ross, among others, who came for her Southern home-style cooking and live jazz sessions.

In this new edition, with an introduction and editor’s notes by Matt Lee and Ted Lee (The Lee Brothers), Princess Pamela's Soul Food Cookbook brings back a touchstone of African-American cuisine which fell out of print more than forty years ago. Her iconic Southern dishes influenced chefs nationwide, and her cookbook became a bible for a generation who yearned for the home cooking left behind during the Great Migration.