"Leah Chase is a superlative chef who knows her trade, and a wonderful human being."
--Los Angeles Sentinel
"Leah Chase . . . The Queen of Creole Cuisine . . . is one of the hottest chefs in town."
--National Culinary Review
An African American woman raised in rural Louisiana, Leah Chase defied conventional expectations by transforming a local sandwich shop into a world-renowned restaurant. Her role at the helm of New Orleans' Dooky Chase's restaurant has garnered her recognition, not only as a culinary extraordinaire, but also as a nationally respected patron of the arts and a community leader.
Born in 1923, the esteemed chef is a living legend far beyond the boundaries of the city. From politics to art, Chase is a woman who speaks her mind. Her tremendous personal strength and deep religious faith have carried her through the sudden loss of her daughter and a bombing during the Civil Rights era. Narrated by Chase herself, this biography invites listeners to share in the personal events that have shaped her life.
Leah Chase biographer and prize-winning cook Carol Allen has enjoyed a career as an educator and school administrator in Louisiana and Nebraska and as a university professor in South Carolina.
4 Compact Disks
Total Playing Time: 4 hours 28 minutes
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
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About the Author
Carol Allen began her career as an educator and school administrator in public schools in Louisiana and Nebraska and as a university professor in South Carolina. She founded and, for six years, directed the Paris Writers Workshop and organized the international conference, Women on the Move. She is the author of a book of children's poetry and has edited a collection of essays by women on living abroad. Allen divides her time between Provence and Paris, France, and New Orleans, Louisiana.
LEAH CHASE is a recipient of the Southern Foodways Alliance's Lifetime Achievement Award. The Southern Food and Beverage Museum created the Leah Chase Louisiana Gallery in her honor.