Legendary Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase, dies at 96

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Legendary Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase, dies at 96

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2015, file photo, Leah Chase speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at her family's restaurant, Dooky Chase's Restaurant, in New Orleans. The legendary New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase has died at 96, according to a statement her family released to news outlets. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
FILE - In this April 12, 2006, file photo, Leah Chase mixes her bread pudding at Muriel's restaurant in New Orleans. The legendary New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase has died at 96, according to a statement her family released to news outlets. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2009, file photo, Chef Leah Chase, owner of Dooky Chase' prepares for lunch at her restaurant in New Orleans. The legendary New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase has died at 96, according to a statement her family released to news outlets. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

Legendary Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase, dies at 96

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2015, file photo, Leah Chase speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at her family's restaurant, Dooky Chase's Restaurant, in New Orleans. The legendary New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase has died at 96, according to a statement her family released to news outlets. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
FILE - In this April 12, 2006, file photo, Leah Chase mixes her bread pudding at Muriel's restaurant in New Orleans. The legendary New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase has died at 96, according to a statement her family released to news outlets. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2009, file photo, Chef Leah Chase, owner of Dooky Chase' prepares for lunch at her restaurant in New Orleans. The legendary New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase has died at 96, according to a statement her family released to news outlets. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)
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