Writer Lolis Eric Elie and Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans
New Orleans native Lolis Eric Elie is a writer, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and food historian who may be best known for his work as staff writer for the HBO drama set in post Katrina New Orleans Treme. His new book, Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans carries the same name, but it stands firmly on its own with a unique mix of New Orleans’ history, and a celebration of the eclectic and inventive culinary spirit that continues to thrive and evolve post Katrina, with 100 heritage and contemporary recipes.
On Monday, August 12 at 12:30 pm, you can taste for yourself with a Treme-inspired luncheon menu at Meridian Restaurant in Winston-Salem, and you can chat with Lolis in-person about his new book Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans. Oysters on the half shell, chicory glazed Manchester Farms Quail with chard and creamy Anson Mills grits, and much more. Dinner is $35. Lolis spoke with David Ford by phone from his home in New Orleans.