Join us Thurs., Mar. 2, 5:30 pm as Matt Lee discusses and serves bites from his and Ted Lee’s reissue of Princess Pamela’s Soul Food Cookbook (Rizzoli, hb., 240 pp., $30). Pamela Strobel owned the legendary Little Kitchen in New York City’s East Village, where regulars such as Andy Warhol, Sidney Lumet, Gloria Steinem, and Diana Ross, among others, came for Southern home-style cooking and live jazz sessions.
This project has been spearheaded by Matt and Ted, who first encountered Pamela Strobel’s cookbook when they bought it from a used bookstore in 2004. This new edition offers 147 recipes and practical advice gained from a lifetime of experience, as well as Strobel’s heartfelt musings and sage advice. Matt and Ted have added an introduction that fleshes out Strobel’s life story. They also share tips and updated measurements in helpful Editor’s Notes that ensure even a novice can recreate these dishes with ease.
Pamela Strobel was born in Spartanburg, and went to New York to pursue her love of jazz. In 1965, she opened her restaurant, serving the soul food of her childhood while singing for her guests.
Matt Lee and Ted 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.