Leah Chase (January 6, 1923 – June 1, 2019) was an American chef, author and television personality. She was born in New Orleans but was raised in Madisonville, Louisiana, before moving back to New Orleans to attend catholic school. Chase was known as the Queen of Creole Cuisine. She supported African-American art and Creole cooking. Her restaurant, Dooky Chase, was known as a gathering place during the 1960s among many who participated in the Civil Rights Movement.
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- "New Orleans chefs make list of James Beard food awards | wwltv.com New Orleans". Wwltv.com. 2010-03-22. Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2011-06-30.
- Leah Chase, New Orleans’ matriarch of Creole cuisine, dead at 96
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- Leah Chase New Orleans Online
- Lifetime Achievement Award – Leah Chase Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine Southern Foodways Alliance (2000)
- Allen, Carol Listen, I Say Like This (biography of Leah Chase) (2002)ISBN 1-58980-048-6
- Leah Chase of Dooky Chase Restaurant St. Mary's Academy Newsletter