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Louisiana’s Queen Of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase

All hail to the Queen of Creole Cuisine, Executive Chef Leah Chase! Best known for her iconic restaurant in New Orleans, Dooky Chase, which opened in 1941 located at 2301 Orleans Avenue. She established her cuisine crown by serving down-home traditional dishes, with amazing spices and recipes for more than 50 years. She is was so revered that Disney used her as the inspiration for Princess Tiana in The Princess and The Frog.
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Lafayette Academy building renamed to honor Chef Leah Chase

NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans school building has been renamed after beloved New Orleans icon and chef Leah Chase. Lafayette Academy on South Carrollton Avenue will now be called the Leah Chase Building and feature a mural of Chase. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday morning to celebrate the...
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Leah Chase, Louis Armstrong suggested for New Orleans school building names; see full list

If some residents have their way, Leah Chase, Louis Armstrong and Tom Benson would be honored with their names on New Orleans public school buildings in the near future. These are among 59 names that members of the public have floated as replacements for 21 school buildings flagged by a NOLA Public Schools committee for renaming because they currently give nod to slave owners, Confederate figures or segregation supporters. The suggested names also include former educators who might not be known nationally but who clearly made an impression on their students, neighbors and fellow church members.
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Leah Chase - The Queen Of Creole Cuisine

Narrated by journalist Michelle Miller, “Leah Chase - The Queen Of Creole Cuisine” chronicles the humble beginnings in small-town Louisiana and storied career of one of the top chefs in the nation. For more than 70 years, Edgar "Dooky" Chase, Jr. and Leah Chase worked tirelessly together to help shape...
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WDSU

An ode to Leah Chase: This house float has a working gumbo pot!

NEW ORLEANS — It wouldn't be Mardi Gras without a shoutout to the Queen of Creole Cuisine!. The house float includes a life-size cut out of Leah Chase. The bottom floor shows the porch decked out with cutouts of the Holy Trinity, which is always the foundation of a good New Orleans meal.
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Food & Wine

New Orleans House Float Pays Tribute to Culinary Legend Leah Chase

The Big Easy never fails to impress. Among the larger-than-life installations comprising New Orleans' house float movement is a tribute to the "Queen of Creole Cuisine," the late, great Leah Chase. Chase, who passed away in 2019 at the age of 96, was the chef and proprietor of Creole restaurant...
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