Dooky Chase

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2:02 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Top Chefs to Toast Creole Cooking Icon at Gala

Top New Orleans chefs will be cooking up some of their finest fare in a salute to one of their own — the city's queen of Creole cuisine, Leah Chase.

Chefs John Besh, John Currence, Susan Spicer and John Folse will be cooking at a Jan. 5 gala celebrating Chase's 90th birthday and the launch of the Edgar "Dooky" Jr. and Leah Chase Family Foundation. The couple's granddaughter, Tracie Griffin, says the foundation's goal is to promote their work in the culinary arts, music and social reform.

Food : Farmers Market Minute
1:03 pm
Sun April 8, 2012

Gumbo des Herbes

Leah Chase at the Crescent City Farmers Market.

Earlier this week, I had one of those enviable New Orleans moments. There I was: standing in a farmers market, debating with a group of market-goers as to whether Lent’s Gumbo des Herbes does or does not contain meat.

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Notes from New Orleans
4:34 pm
Thu September 15, 2011

Dooky Chase's Art Collection

One of the paintings by Elizabeth Catlett at Dooky Chase restaurant.

New Orleans, LA – WWNO, in collaboration with, brings you "Notes from New Orleans," a peek inside the unique life and culture of our region. This week Sharon Litwin is visiting Dooky Chase restaurant to satiate her appetite. However, Litwin isn't longing for the food this time around.

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