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DOOKY CHASE KITCHEN: LEAH'S LEGACY

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Thursday, April 18th

2:00am on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Humble Beginnings

The origin of the Dooky Chase Restaurant, established in 1941, was a sandwich shop across the street owned by Edgar "Dooky" Chase Sr. and his wife Emily. Chefs Dook Chase and Cleo Robinson return to the restaurant's roots with three hearty sandwiches - French Fried Potato Po-boy, Hot Sausage Po-boy, and Pork Chop and Oyster Po-boy.

Tuesday, April 23rd

7:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Civil Rights

Recalling strategy sessions led by Civil Rights leaders at Dooky Chase's Restaurant, Chef Leah Chase said, "we helped change the world over a bowl of gumbo and some fried chicken." This episode explores the role of the Chase family in the social history of New Orleans, with Creole Gumbo and Stewed Chicken from Chefs Dook and Zoe Chase, plus a companion cocktail by Eve Marie Haydel, the Grand D, in honor of her grandfather Edgar "Dooky" Chase Jr.

Wednesday, April 24th

1:00am on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Civil Rights

Recalling strategy sessions led by Civil Rights leaders at Dooky Chase's Restaurant, Chef Leah Chase said, "we helped change the world over a bowl of gumbo and some fried chicken." This episode explores the role of the Chase family in the social history of New Orleans, with Creole Gumbo and Stewed Chicken from Chefs Dook and Zoe Chase, plus a companion cocktail by Eve Marie Haydel, the Grand D, in honor of her grandfather Edgar "Dooky" Chase Jr.

Tuesday, April 30th

7:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday is an important Creole tradition celebrated at Dooky Chase since 1973. The focus of the meal is a hearty meat-packed Gumbo Z'Herbes served before fasting begins on Good Friday. In addition to this labor of love, on this episode Chefs Dook Chase and Cleo Robinson also feature Fried Chicken, with a classic French 75 cocktail from Eve Marie Haydel.

Wednesday, May 1st

1:00am on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday is an important Creole tradition celebrated at Dooky Chase since 1973. The focus of the meal is a hearty meat-packed Gumbo Z'Herbes served before fasting begins on Good Friday. In addition to this labor of love, on this episode Chefs Dook Chase and Cleo Robinson also feature Fried Chicken, with a classic French 75 cocktail from Eve Marie Haydel.

Tuesday, May 7th

7:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Distinguished Guests

Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama are two important guests who dined at Dooky Chase through the years. This episode shares memories of these and other distinguished visitors with specialties including Grits and Quail, Pecan Crusted Redfish and Stuffed Fillet of Beef prepared by Chefs Dook and Zoe Chase.

Wednesday, May 8th

1:00am on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Distinguished Guests

Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama are two important guests who dined at Dooky Chase through the years. This episode shares memories of these and other distinguished visitors with specialties including Grits and Quail, Pecan Crusted Redfish and Stuffed Fillet of Beef prepared by Chefs Dook and Zoe Chase.

Tuesday, May 14th

7:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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An Eye for Art

Chef Leah Chase began collecting works by African American artists in the early 1970s and the restaurant is a visual feast thanks to the culinary icon who was a lifelong member of the New Orleans Museum of Art Board of Trustees. Chefs Dook and Zoe Chase revisit three dishes including Curried Chicken Salad, Crabmeat Salad, and Peach Cobbler, that were favorites at art patron parties.

Wednesday, May 15th

1:00am on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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An Eye for Art

Chef Leah Chase began collecting works by African American artists in the early 1970s and the restaurant is a visual feast thanks to the culinary icon who was a lifelong member of the New Orleans Museum of Art Board of Trustees. Chefs Dook and Zoe Chase revisit three dishes including Curried Chicken Salad, Crabmeat Salad, and Peach Cobbler, that were favorites at art patron parties.

Tuesday, May 21st

7:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Faith

Faith and family were the core of Chef Leah Chase's life. Like her devoutly Catholic parents, she believed in the importance of good works, generously donating her services for many church fairs and fundraisers. Chefs Dook Chase and Cleo Robinson recall her good deeds with significant dishes including Soft Shell Crab with Crawfish Sauce, Lima Beans with Shrimp, and Lemon Meringue Pie.

Wednesday, May 22nd

1:00am on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Faith

Faith and family were the core of Chef Leah Chase's life. Like her devoutly Catholic parents, she believed in the importance of good works, generously donating her services for many church fairs and fundraisers. Chefs Dook Chase and Cleo Robinson recall her good deeds with significant dishes including Soft Shell Crab with Crawfish Sauce, Lima Beans with Shrimp, and Lemon Meringue Pie.

Tuesday, May 28th

7:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Local Politics

For nearly ten years Chef Leah Chase prepared food for an annual wild game dinner hosted by New Orleans' first Black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial, an event that outgrew the restaurant and was eventually held in the Municipal Auditorium. Themed dishes from Chefs Dook Chase and Cleo Robinson include Citrus Glazed Roast Duck Leg, Mixed Greens with Smoked Ham Hock, and Candied Sweet Potatoes. Eve Marie Haydel adds a New Orleans original to the menu, the Sazerac cocktail.

Wednesday, May 29th

1:00am on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Local Politics

For nearly ten years Chef Leah Chase prepared food for an annual wild game dinner hosted by New Orleans' first Black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial, an event that outgrew the restaurant and was eventually held in the Municipal Auditorium. Themed dishes from Chefs Dook Chase and Cleo Robinson include Citrus Glazed Roast Duck Leg, Mixed Greens with Smoked Ham Hock, and Candied Sweet Potatoes. Eve Marie Haydel adds a New Orleans original to the menu, the Sazerac cocktail.