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June 1, 2019: Leah Chase, the Queen of Creole Cuisine and culinary icon, dies

In the realm of culinary excellence and Black history in New Orleans, few figures have left as indelible a mark as Leah Chase. Author, TV personality, art collector, award-winning executive chef, co-owner of the historic Dooky Chase Restaurant, and beloved “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” Chase revolutionized the New Orleans culinary scene and created a platform that championed equality and social justice.