Interview date: 11.21.06
Leah Chase is the chef at Dooky
Chase's restaurant and a culinary icon in New Orleans.
I interviewed her in her FEMA trailer, where she talked about
the return of Dooky Chase. We also talked about Creole food,
and the distinction between European Creole cuisine and the
cuisine of Creoles of Color. While speaking about the evolution
of Creole food, Leah pointed out that Integration exposed
Blacks to European Creole cooking. Black cooks then added
their knowledge and ingredients, adding to New Orleans' rich
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