|Stephen J. Lee, The HerbMeister
'Fresh garden herbs are the secret ingredient of a well-trained cook.'
ABOUT THE HERBMEISTER
Stephen Lee's culinary interests are a result of a 'burgoo-ish' food heritage. Born
in Evansville, Indiana and reared in Louisville, Kentucky, Stephen studied at the stovetop of his southern-cooking mother,
at the hand and in the herb garden of his country-cooking grandmother, in the fields of his melon and strawberry-growing grandfather
and in the bowels of a century-old germanic neighborhood bakery. University culinary training and personal tutoring
by Irish-born, French-trained Master Chef Harvey Colgin prepared Stephen for his work and continuing education in the everyday-academies
of small cafes, fine restaurants, banquet hotels and cooking schools.
About 8 Herbs, Best of 10,
Best of 5
Ghost and Associate Writer of a Myriad of Books, Magazine
and Newsletter Articles
ANTIQUARIAN COOKBOOK AUTHORITY
The Cookbook Cottage, known worldwide for its unique collection of cookbooks. Sadly closed in July of 2000.
FRENCH COOKING HERITAGE
Considered a 'culinary grandson' of the renown French Master Chef Auguste Escoffier,
the King of Chefs and the Chef of Kings. Escoffier established the modern menu sequence and standardized the way recipes
were written. His book, 'Guide Cuinaire,' is still considered THE authority in the professional kitchen.
Owned and operatred The Cookbook Cottage, Kentucky's only cooking school for over fourteen
years. Twice Chairman of the Cooking Schools and Teachers Committee of the International Association of Culinary Professional.
SUPERINTENDENT OF THE CULINARY DEPARTMENT
LICENSED KENTUCKY/INDIANA AUCTIONEER