If the headline of today’s Catch seems a bit densely packed with things you love, we just want to assure you that yes, you read that correctly. Our much-beloved David Simon (creator of The Wire, and also of Treme) will be making an appearance on Sunday, December 15 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Johnny’s. He’ll be there to promote the new HBO series-inspired cookbook, Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans, for which he wrote the preface. The book’s author, famed food writer Lolis Eric Elie, will also be there to sign books and chat with all of us foodies and New Orleans enthusiasts. If you haven’t sunken your teeth into Treme yet, we’d suggest sitting down for a good marathon before attending on Sunday. You’ll be glad you did, and you’ll also have an extra appreciation for the book.
The $50 ticket price includes a signed copy of the cookbook (which also has a forward by Anthony Bourdain), inspired snacks and a Treme cocktail, so you can get a taste of what it’s all about while you pore over your gorgeous new copy of the book.
Treme, the cookbook, of course, makes a fabulous gift for anyone who loves to cook, or who has been a fan of the show. And it’s all the more special signed. As the television series draws to a close with its final season, letting New Orleans style cooking fill your kitchen (and belly) is a great way to keep the spirit alive, even when the show is long gone.
To reserve a place at the Dec. 15 book signing from 2 – 4, call 410-773-0777, ext 2. Johnny’s is located at 4800 Roland Ave in Roland Park.