Monday, July 7, 2014


We have just finished watching all 4 seasons of Treme (tre-mae) , An American TV series about lives in New Orleans (especially in and around Treme) after Katrina. This series is highly recommended if you are The Wire’s fans . Treme was created by the same guys, David Simon and Eric Overmyer who created The Wire. Some of the actors in The Wire were also in Treme, eg. Clarke Peters and Wendell Pierce.

The famous TV chef, Anthony Bourdain also co-wrote the story with Simon, for food and restaurant scenes so they were quite realistic. They also had 'real' chefs acting in the series as well - David Chang stood out as he's natural.

We learned more about New Orleans and Katrina and appreciated the efforts of the people who tried to put the city back together. Some episodes will make you laugh and some will make you cry. Season 1 & 2 were the best. Season 3 was a bit weak but still very enjoyable. Season 4 was a bit short with only 5 episodes but it was necessary to conclude, well, almost everything.

You would, probably, like me, fall in love with Fats Domino  and his Blueberry Hill all over again. The series was packed full of New Orleans music and food scenes. If you feel like having some beignets – I have posted the recipe the other day here.

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