Chef Kevin Belton is a huge fan of the late Leah Chase and started frequenting Dooky Chase’s at four years old. Belton remembers Chase as one of the iconic faces of New Orleans, saying, “She was in the kitchen everyday.” He recognizes her among other greats like Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Pete Fountain and Mahalia Jackson.
It’s summertime and the baking is going fine. If you are craving something cool and sweet to relieve the heat, the classic Key lime pie is the perfect tasty summer dessert. It’s bright, bold and packs a flavor punch. Follow this easy recipe to make your own:
Gumbo is ubiquitous in New Orleans cuisine. Liz Williams of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum explains that gumbo became a mainstay because of the influence of Africans on our culture and food. It was named from a variation of the word “gombo.”