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Lolis Ellie book event for Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans at Lamar Lounge on August 22nd

Writer Lolis Elie (author of the fine barbecue book Smokestack Lightening among others) has just published a book called Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans.  Lolis worked and wrote for the HBO series Treme throughout, and has assembled this book to represent home and restaurant cooking in the various communities […]

Chris Offut talks about writing for Treme

Friend of the Blog Chris Offutt and Ole Miss writing professor Chris Offut talks to the Washington Post about leaving behind writing for televison:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Chris Offutt doesn’t have HBO, so he’s going to head over to a neighbor’s house Sunday night to watch “Treme.” It just might be his last chance […]

Treme opener tonight

I enjoyed tonight’s first episode.  Reading the Times Pic summary of what went by, I realize that the (really great band) playing in that first Cajun song was a favorite band of mine, the Red Stick Ramblers, and I’d not recognized them.

I picked up on Frogman Henry, David Chang, Eric Ripert, Wiley Dufresne, […]

A Shrine to Vinyl: Domino Records in New Orleans

Went to Domino Records on Bayou in the Treme in New Orleans today. Totally a shrine to vinyl: I got three 45s for Scott Barretta’s juke box (“Scratch My Back” by Slim Harpo, “Working on a Coal Mine” by Lee Dorsey, and “The Things I Used To Do” by Guitar Slim. My daughter […]

Treme Season 2 Open Thread

… to talk about what you saw interesting in tonight’s episode.

Treme, Season 2 Episode 4 (John Currence, and Alan Richman gets part of his due)

John Currence was in the credits. I didn’t see him, but his name was called out in a scene outside Willie Mae’s Scotch House, the restaurant he spearheaded rebuilding after it was flooded in Katrina.  The story of the rebuilding is told in Joe York’s wonderful film Above the Line.  If you haven’t seen […]

Treme, Season 2, Episode 3

I missed mentioning episodes 1 & 2, watching them off schedule, but wanted to restart blogging about this show.

So far, I like this season better than last.  Some obvious references:

Noting that Anthony Bourdain got story-writing credit on the first episode, it’s interesting to see the transparent skewer of  New York chef David […]