Hotbox by Matt Lee audiobook

Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business

By Matt Lee  and Ted Lee
Read by Matt Lee  and Ted Lee

Macmillan Audio
7.27 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781250203120

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"As the Lees deftly interview chefs, workers, and clients, their Southern charm enhances their narration...Even non-foodies will savor lesser known morsels of information and marvel at how the wealthy celebrate." — AudioFile Magazine This program is read by the authors. 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 listening to this audiobook.

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Summary

Summary

"As the Lees deftly interview chefs, workers, and clients, their Southern charm enhances their narration...Even non-foodies will savor lesser known morsels of information and marvel at how the wealthy celebrate." — AudioFile Magazine

This program is read by the authors.

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 listening to this audiobook.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[T]heir Southern charm enhances their narration... Even non-foodies will savor lesser known morsels of information and marvel at how the wealthy celebrate. AudioFile Magazine

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Author

Author Bio: Matt Lee

Author Bio: Matt Lee

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Author Bio: Ted Lee

Author Bio: Ted Lee The Lee Bros. are the authors of several bestselling cookbooks: Charleston Kitchen, Southern Cookbook, and Simple Fresh Southern. They have written for The New York Times, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, The New York Times Magazine, Gourmet, Saveur, and other publications, and have appeared on many TV shows, including Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and The Today Show. They have won six James Beard and IACP Awards.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Food & Beverages
Runtime: 7.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English