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Matt Lee

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Southern food fans likely know Matt and his brother Ted already, and the outline of their story: siblings who grew up in Charleston, South Carolina and were stranded in dead-end jobs in New York City after college. They founded a mail-order source for southern snacks (The Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalogue, www.boiledpeanuts.com) , and became food writers when one of their customers, an editor at Travel Leisure, asked them to road-trip South Carolina in search of great food. They have gone on to write more than 25 stories for T L, in locales as far-flung as New Zealand and Ethiopia.

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Katherine S. Newman

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Katherine Newman is the author of "The Accordion Family: Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition" (Beacon Press, 2012) . She is a professor of sociology and James Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Author of ten books on middle-class economic instability, urban poverty, and the sociology of inequality, Newman has taught at the University of California-Berkeley, Columbia, Harvard, and Princeton.

Photographer Copyright Credit Name: Will Kirk, 2012.