Buttermilk Graffiti

Edward Lee delves into the intersection of food and culture on an epic trip across America where he finds exceptional food in unconventional places. You can find photos and links for where to purchase signed copies below.


Buttermilk Graffiti has been named a Best Food Book of the Year by the Boston Globe, Smithsonian, BookRiot, and Plate. It was a Semifinalist in the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards.

Reviews of Buttermilk Graffiti:

"Striking stories. . . . Lee is a master.
—New York Times Book Review

"Beautifully written.

"Lee is a gifted storyteller and those first few chapters will grab you and keep you riveted all the way to the end."
—Bon Appétit

"Capture[s] what the nation's melting pot cuisine is today."
—Food & Wine, Staff Favorite

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If you can't make it to any of my appearances, you can order signed copies of both of my books, Buttermilk Graffiti and Smoke & Pickles, from my local bookstore, Carmichael's, which ships anywhere in the world. The link to order from Carmichael's is here.

January 25
Dinner Series at Buffalo Trace Distillery
January 30
Staunton, VA
Dinner with Chef Ian Boden at The Shack
February 16
Savannah, GA
9:00 a.m. Talk & book signing at the Savannah Book Festival
March 8
10:30 a.m. In conversation with Esquire food & drinks editor Jeff Gordinier
March 13
Louisville, KY
Keynote Speech at Research Chefs Association Conference
March 18
Phoenix, AZ
Dinner at Southern Rail in partnership with Changing Hands
Details and tickets here
April 3
Boston, MA
6:00 p.m. Talk, Demo Class with Tastes, Book Signing
April 11
Coral Gables, FL
8:00 p.m. In conversation with Miami Herald food & drinks editor Carlos Frías and Chef Norman Van Aken
May 9
Bethesda, MD
Dinner and discussion
Details and tickets here
June 2
Columbia, MD
Books in Bloom Festival
Details TBA

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