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Leah Chase: A Pioneer in the African American Culinary World

Leah Chase is not only a pioneer and culinary royalty, she is also a Civil Rights champion feeding the bellys of our nation's most powerful activists in her restaurant, Dooky Chase. This culinary icon is a true legend of female excellence who mastered the authentic 'taste' of New Orleans in such a welcoming establishment that could be easily mistaken for an African art museum.

'Dooky Chase', named affectionately after her husband, intoxicates its guests with hypnotic flavors of the bayou, ambiance, making it easy to understand why this 'Queen of Creole Cuisine' has left a significant imprint in the culinary world.

Chef Leah Chase died on June 1, 2019, at the age of 96.

We kick off this Women's History Month honoring the amazing Leah Chase for her delicious contribution. Great Eats & Healthy Living!

The Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase in her restaurant named for her husband 'Dooky Chase'.
Leah Chase is Women's History

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