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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 (pictured) worked tirelessly together to help shape the political and civil rights movement in New Orleans.
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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 (pictured) worked tirelessly together to help shape the political and civil rights movement in New Orleans.

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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 the political and civil rights movement in New Orleans. The couple turned a family sandwich shop in Treme to a famous fine-dining restaurant called Dooky Chase, which was filled with Leah's impressive collection of African-American art.

The documentary shares this story of faith, family and food by weaving together archival photos and interviews with notable New Orleanians – including chef John Folse, the late restaurateur Ella Brennan (Commander's Palace), former First Lady of New Orleans Sybil Morial, Freedom rider Rudy Lombard, and Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

Leah Chase: The Queen Of Creole Cuisine

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