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Tradition, Treme , and the New Orleans Renaissance: Lolis Eric Elie

Tradition, Treme , and the New Orleans Renaissance: Lolis Eric Elie i n t e rv i e w .................... Tradition, Treme, and the New Orleans Renaissance Lolis Eric Elie interviewed by Sara B. Franklin New Orleans native Lolis Eric Elie (here) has worked as a journalist for decades and is now a story editor on the HBO series Treme. Food is not only a passion of the palate for him, but a lens through which the writer approaches cultural analysis and place-based storytelling. Food, he says, is synonymous with identity. Photographs courtesy of Kevin Sadler. ew Orleans native Lolis Eric Elie has worked as a journalist for decades. A former columnist for the Times-Picayune, writer and co-producer of the pBs documentary Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans (2008), and author of Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country (2005), Elie is now a story editor on the hBo series Treme. His work has appeared in, among others, the New York Times, Washington Post, Gourmet, and the Oxford American. A conversation with Elie makes it abundantly clear that his favorite subject, food, is not only a passion of the palate, but a lens through which the writer approaches cultural analysis and place-based storytelling. Food, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

Tradition, Treme , and the New Orleans Renaissance: Lolis Eric Elie

Southern Cultures , Volume 18 (2) – Apr 29, 2012

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i n t e rv i e w .................... Tradition, Treme, and the New Orleans Renaissance Lolis Eric Elie interviewed by Sara B. Franklin New Orleans native Lolis Eric Elie (here) has worked as a journalist for decades and is now a story editor on the HBO series Treme. Food is not only a passion of the palate for him, but a lens through which the writer approaches cultural analysis and place-based storytelling. Food, he says, is synonymous with identity. Photographs courtesy of Kevin Sadler. ew Orleans native Lolis Eric Elie has worked as a journalist for decades. A former columnist for the Times-Picayune, writer and co-producer of the pBs documentary Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans (2008), and author of Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country (2005), Elie is now a story editor on the hBo series Treme. His work has appeared in, among others, the New York Times, Washington Post, Gourmet, and the Oxford American. A conversation with Elie makes it abundantly clear that his favorite subject, food, is not only a passion of the palate, but a lens through which the writer approaches cultural analysis and place-based storytelling. Food,

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Published: Apr 29, 2012

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