Ted and Matt Lee grew up in Charleston, S.C., cooking for their family.

Ted and Matt Lee grew up in Charleston, S.C., cooking for their family.

Now they write cookbooks and share some of their recipes as they tour the country talking about the importance of cooking.

The Lee brothers will present "Cooking as a Family" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany. During the presentation, audience members will hear some of their stories and learn how to make three simple recipes.

Ted Lee said the idea for the show is based on the brothers' background. Growing up in the 1980s, their mother frequently commuted from South Carolina to New York and their father worked full time, so the boys were introduced to cooking for the family.

"As teenagers, we were folded into the food economy of the family," Ted Lee said.

He said they shopped and prepared meals, something not too many teenagers are asked to do.

"It gives you a head start in a lot of different arenas," he said.

Cooking can build confidence in a child and help parents, Ted Lee said.

"There are kitchen appropriate tasks at any age," he said, mentioning that even young children can peel an orange. "The kitchen is a fun arena for putting things together."

Some local groups will have the opportunity to watch the Lee brothers cook firsthand during the April 10 event.

Kristin Ferguson, marketing director for the McCoy center, said members of the New Albany Cooking with Friends and Friends of the McCoy groups would be able to sit on stage and watch the Lees cook during the presentation. They also will be sampling their culinary creations.

Tickets to the event are $15, $20 and $25. Tickets are available at www.mccoycenter.org or by calling (614) 245-4701.