“The Queen of Creole Cuisine . . . one of the hottest chefs in town.”
—National Culinary Review
“Leah Chase is an American treasure and her food is full of heart and soul”
—Whole Earth Magazine
Esteemed Creole chef, patron of the arts, and civic leader, Leah Chase is a distinguished inspiration to all. As an African American woman raised in rural Louisiana, she boldly broke through racial barriers to become the owner of the renowned Dooky Chase restaurant, an establishment frequented by celebrities. With her faith and hard work, she continues to succeed in her culinary career while garnering admiration from her peers.
Born in 1923, Chase is a living legend known for popularizing Creole cuisine, an advocate for African American equality, and an outspoken voice in politics. While contributing to both the black and white communities of New Orleans, she raised four children, grieved the loss of a daughter, and survived a bombing during the Civil Rights era. Based on her own words, and reflections of others, this biography, which is narrated by her, reveals Leah Chase—a woman of integrity, talent, and ambition.
About the Author
Founder and director of the Paris Writers Workshop, Carol Allen organized the international conference Women on the Move. She resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.
About the Narrator
Leah Chase’s accolades include, among others, an honorary doctorate of education from Madonna University, Livonia, Michigan; the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Foodways Alliance; and the Outstanding Woman Award from the National Council of Negro Women. The Southern Food & Beverage Museum created the Leah Chase Louisiana Gallery in her honor.
LEAH CHASE CD
Listen, I Say Like This
By Carol Allen
Narrated by Leah Chase
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
4 CDs Running time: 4 hours 47 minutes
Also available in hardcover.
192 pp. 6 x 9
Appendix Notes Biblio. Index