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New Orleans Locals Put Their Stamp On HBO's 'Treme'

News & Features Debbie Elliott · ·
Susan Spicer, pictured here in December 2009, is the chef and owner of Bayona restaurant in New Orleans. She says Janette Desautel, the Treme character played by Kim Dickens (below), is based on her — just "younger, saltier and a little prettier than me."