Lolis Eric Elie signs TREME at Crescent City Farmers Market

Join Octavia Books for a special Saturday morning at the Crescent City Farmers Market featuring Lolis Eric Elie signing his much anticipated TREME: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans.

Inspired by David Simon's award-winning HBO series Treme, this celebration of the culinary spirit of post-Katrina New Orleans features recipes and tributes from the characters, real and fictional, who highlight the Crescent City's rich foodways. From chef Janette Desautel's own Crawfish Ravioli and LaDonna Batiste-Williams's Smothered Turnip Soup to the city's finest Sazerac, New Orleans' cuisine is a mélange of influences from Creole to Vietnamese, at once new and old, genteel and down-home, and, in the words of Toni Bernette, "seasoned with delicious nostalgia." As visually rich as the series itself, the book includes 100 heritage and contemporary recipes from the city's heralded restaurants such as Upperline, Bayona, Restaurant August, and Herbsaint, plus original recipes from renowned chefs Eric Ripert, David Chang, and other Treme guest stars. For the 6 million who come to New Orleans each year for its food and music, this is the ultimate homage to the traditions that make it one of the world's greatest cities.

Mrs. Frances Chauvin, a long time Crescent City Farmer's Market vendor will be we also be there with us, selling her hand made pies, including the cushaw pie for which there is a recipe in the book. Be sure to ask her to sign your book too.

 

Lolis Eric Elie is a New Orleans native, the story editor for the HBO series Treme, co-producer of the documentary Faubourg Treme, and author of Smokestack Lightning.

 

Lolis will also be presenting and signing TREME at 6:00 pm on Thursday, August 1 at Octavia Books. Click here for details.

 

Event date: 

Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Event address: 

Crescent City Farmers Market
700 Magazine St. (corner of Girod)
70130 New Orleans
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Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans Cover Image
By Lolis Eric Elie, Anthony Bourdain (Foreword by), David Simon (Preface by), Ed Anderson (Photographs by)
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ISBN: 9781452109695
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Published: Chronicle Books - July 24th, 2013

Inspired by David Simon's award-winning HBO series Treme, this celebration of the culinary spirit of post-Katrina New Orleans features recipes and tributes from the characters, real and fictional, who highlight the Crescent City's rich foodways.


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