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The Queen of Creole Cuisine

January 6 marks the 95th birthday celebration of beloved Leah Chase.

Leah Chase
Chef Leah Chase of Dooky Chase's Restaurant. (Photo: Cheryl Gerber)

Leah Chase is fondly known as the Queen of Creole cuisine in New Orleans. Her restaurant, Dooky Chase, was once a haven to African-Americans and Creoles of color in the city. The restaurant had a critical role in the Civil Rights movement. To learn more about its vibrant history, read about how The Queen of Creole Fueled a Movement. Or better yet, hear from the queen herself in this exclusive video below.

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