Who better to share a charming Charleston menu than Southern food experts Matt Lee and Ted Lee. Do try this casual fare from their new cookbook on your own porch, deck or patio.
The Hugo
Savory Benne Wafers
Romaine with Toasted Pecans and Pickled Strawberries
Rice and Ham Croquettes with Tomato Sauce
Smoked Egg Salad Toasts
Pickled Shrimp with Fennel
Grapefruit Chess Tart
Credit: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

"A porch party is automatically more informal and appealing," says Matt Lee. Serve this cocktail menu for a casual outdoor gathering, celebrating the fresh signs of springtime.

Matt and his brother, Ted, are Southern authors and food personalities who spent their formative years in Charleston, learning the city's social traditions and culinary techniques that would eventually shape their careers. In their third cookbook, The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen, they bring this great city, its people and its recipes to life.