Leah Chase

Chris Kehoe

Big news on this week’s Louisiana Eats! We move into our new studios, located in the Southern Food and Beverage Museum on Oretha Castle Haley in Central City.

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This week's edition of Louisiana Eats! investigates health care in the restaurant industry from an insider's point of view. We'll hear about life in the kitchen and the toll it takes on the workers who prepare our food.

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington. That sounds like the guest list of a party you wish you'd been invited to. And in a way, you were, because all of these famous names were regular visitors to one of New Orleans' best loved restaurants.

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When the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience honors Leah Chase this weekend, it will be using a potent symbol of hospitality to toast one of the city's enduring examples of what hospitality is all about.

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.

2012 Year in Review

Dec 26, 2012

As we look back at the past year we'll listen to some of our fan favorite interviews on Louisiana Eats!, including Leah Chase, Terrance Osborne, and Aaron McCargo.

Canvases & Crabs

Apr 18, 2012

On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll be joined by painter Gustave Blache to talk about his portraits of culinary icon Leah Chase. And then Rusty Gaude speaks about the new sustainable status of the Louisiana blue crab.

On this week of Louisiana Eats we'll spend the day with New Orleans' culinary icon, Leah Chase, to celebrate her birthday. Plus Poppy speaks with Longue Vue Gardens' Joe Baker about their Two for Tea event.

On this year-end edition of All Things New Orleans we highlighting some of our most interesting stories from 2011. We'll hear from Kermit Ruffins, Leah Chase, and the residents of the New Orleans batture.

Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.

New Orleans, LA – WWNO, in collaboration with Nolevie.com, 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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