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This cookbook was inspired by David Simon’s award-winning HBO series, Treme, and no offense to Breaking Bad or anything, but we’d rather cook recipes from this show, thanks. Learn simple homestyle recipes for your favorite New Orleans dishes. You’ll never look at oatmeal the same way again.

A common thing on menus these days is mixing up expectations — revers­ing sweet and savory recipes, or taking a breakfast classic and making it into a dinner dish. While everyone else was doing foie gras French toast or truffled bread pudding, I wanted to come up with a different way to use plain old oatmeal. It’s a perfect brunch dish.

You’ll notice a lot of hints about timing in this recipe; read them carefully, as you want the berries macerated enough to be supremely juicy and flavor­ful, but not broken down too much or soggy, and a beautiful peak of soft whipped cream.

Reprinted with permission from Treme