The Louisiana Roots of Leah Chase, Queen of Creole Cuisine

Leah Chase holds book of her family history in her personal kitchen in Dooky Chase’s

We’re mourning our loss, but there’s a party in heaven because Leah Lange Chase has gone to join her ancestors, who are no doubt celebrating her arrival with a second line.

Even in her mid-90s, legendary chef, restaurateur, activist, and patron of the arts, Leah Chase, didn’t slow down. The New Orleans…



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Megan Smolenyak

Megan Smolenyak


Genealogical adventurer & storyteller who loves solving mysteries! You may not know me, but chances are you’ve seen my work. (www.MeganSmolenyak.com)