The HBO series Treme enjoyed critical acclaim not just for its well-crafted dialogue, but also for its depiction of New Orleans culture, and in particular its cuisine. The new cookbook by Lolis Eric Elie celebrates the very best of New Orleans cuisine.
Elie was a staff writer and story editor for the acclaimed series, and brings his passion for food and New Orleans to life. The recipes contained within Treme, provided by both rising stars and established figures within the city’s food scene, are peppered with heartfelt anecdotes about New Orleans recipes, chefs, and restaurants.
Some of the very best of traditional New Orleans recipes are featured such as this Clemenceau’d Shrimp Recipe or this Stuffed Mirliton Recipe. There are creative and unique interpretations on classic New Orleans dishes like this Paper-Skin Chicken and Rice-Flour Waffles with Asian-Cajun Red Pepper Syrup Recipe.
As you make your way through the pages of this book, it will be clear that New Orleans cuisine is as alive and vibrant as the city itself.