610 Magnolia's Top Chef Edward Lee, last seen sliding down the celebrity-chef gravy train into a bucket of KFC's popcorn cash, has a cookbook set for release on May 1, 2013 (three days before Derby!). Lee's writing impressed when he contributed a list of his favorite local spots to a travel article on Louisville (written by this editor), so his book sounds promising. LEO Weekly noted a lot of cameos from locals in this promo video for the book. But bloggers don't leave their parents' basements, so it's up to you to figure out who's who.
· Smoke and Pickles: Southern Food, My Way [Amazon.com]
· Edward Lee—Top Chef Season 9 [Bravo]