From Civil Rights activists, entertainers, presidents and dignitaries, to Tennessee Williams himself, Leah Chase has fed their bellies and nourished their souls. Come listen to this beloved icon in conversation with journalist and television personality Sheba Turk reflect on her life, business, and the people in her world, through the food that brought them all together in a tapestry of memories that covers almost a third of New Orleans history. In her own words, “Well, it’s been up and down, as I tell people. Like Langston Hughes said, it sure ain’t been no crystal staircase, but it’s always fun. People come and they say, well, Leah, you fed this president . . . but presidents come and go. It’s that everyday customer that comes and tell you–like . . . one lady said, ‘I remember coming here when I was in high school.’ So that is a good feeling for me, you know, that people remember me . . . I couldn’t live, honey, without people.”—Chef Leah Chase with Michel Martin on NPR’s Tell Me More.
SAT 3/24 6:00 PM
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