Lee Schrager Celebrates Fried & True Book Launch at PAMM on Tuesday
Besides bringing the South Beach Wine & Food Festival to our Magic City, Lee Brian Schrager also will be the reason you crave fried chicken every day of your life. Fried & True: More than 50 Recipes for America's Best Fried Chicken and Sides is out and available now.
Courtesy of Lee Schrager
So how does Lee Schrager celebrate the launch of his love for crisp yet tender birds? With a launch party at Perez Art Museum Miami and appointing Stephen Starr Events to replicate five recipes he traveled the country to find. While a picture is worth 1,000 words, (the photography in the book is scrumptious) taste trumps sight, always. And now you can celebrate and get a taste of Lee's journey tomorrow at 6 p.m.
We talked to Lee about what fried chicken wasn't included in the book, which birds made event, and what's next for him.
Tomorrow, May 27, from 6 to 9 p.m., locals can celebrate the forthcoming of fried chicken with the man who made food go from being a commodity to a demand. Martin Hand will provide the music for a Southern-style night as guests get to chow down on five dish renditions from the book. In addition to leaving with a full and satisfied tummy, guests also will leave with a signed copy of the book. If you're lucky, you might even get to pick a bone with Schrager -- just be sure to know your chicken and sides before approaching him.
New Times: Why did you decide to celebrate the launch at PAMM and with Stephen Starr Events replicating five of the recipes?
Lee Schrager: I serve on the Board of Trustees for PAMM -- it seemed like a natural fit to showcase Miami's newest cultural destination. It's a beautiful venue for events, and I like that Stephen Starr is the on-site caterer because I can trust him to reproduce the recipes for the book correctly for the number of people who will be there.
Do you know which five recipes they'll be cooking up?
I know a couple of them, but wanted to be surprised with what they chose to recreate.