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Leah Chase: The cook who changed America

Legendary New Orleans cook Leah Chase tells Dan Saladino her story of seven decades in the kitchen. The 93-year-old has served presidents, freedom fighters and even Michael Jackson.

Meet 94 four year old Leah Chase. For seventy years she has led the kitchen at New Orleans famous Dooky Chase restaurant. During her time she's hosted US Presidents, and civil rights activists, and music legends from Ray Charles to Michael Jackson. Her specialty is serving creole food specialties like gumbo, fried chicken and sweet potatoes. Dan Saladino sits down with Leah as she tells her story through the food she's cooked and asks whether a restaurant can change the course of a country.

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30 minutes

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Mon 30 Jan 2017 15:30


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Presenter Dan Saladino
Interviewed Guest Leah Chase


  • Sun 29 Jan 2017 12:32
  • Mon 30 Jan 2017 15:30

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