It’ll cost $60 to watch Edward Lee demonstrate recipes at Le Creuset headquarters this Thursday, but the Kentucky chef’s planning to sign books for free. Lee, while probably still best known beyond epicurean circles as a former Top Chef contender, is the author of Smoke & Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen. He’ll cook from the book, which blends Korean folk traditions with classical technique, at a 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Guest Chef Series event at Le Creuset Atelier at Ripley Point; the admission price includes a copy of Smoke & Pickles. Online reservations are required. On Friday, Lee will stop by the Le Creuset store at 241 King St. for a 5 p.m.-6 p.m. book signing. No reservations required.