What Creole chef Leah Chase meant to the world

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She was the Queen of Creole, and a friend to civil rights leaders and U.S. presidents. Leah Chase passed away June 1, 2019 at the age of 96. She was the matriarch of Dooky Chase , a New Orleans institution that has stood through Jim Crow and Hurricane Katrina. Author and filmmaker Lolis Eric Elie joins Good Food to remember her life and legacy.

Dooky Chase's opened its doors in New Orleans' Treme neighborhood in 1941. Photo credit: Gwen



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