Culinary Legacy: A Conversation between Jessica Harris, Ph.D. and Chef Leah Chase

portrait photo of Chef Leah Chase in a pink cooking jacket with a commercial kitchen in the background.
Date & Time
Sunday, July 16, 2017 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
No Registration Required
About this Event

Venue: African American History and Culture Museum Event Location: Oprah Winfrey Theater Cost: FREE Get Tickets: Known as the “Queen of Creole Cuisine”, Leah Chase, co-founder of the renowned Dookie Chase Restaurant in New Orleans, LA., has fed countless celebrities, including; Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, James Baldwin and Ray Charles among others. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have also dined in her restaurant.  Culinary historian, Jessica Harris, Ph.D. will engage Mrs. Chase in an  informative conversation about her life, creativity, and entrepreneurial drive to take Dooky Chase’s Restaurant from its promising beginnings as a sandwich shop to a thriving restaurant. Copies of Leah Chase’s books,  And Still I Cook and the Dooky Chase Cookbook will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises.

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