Jan. 6 marks a remarkably Creole confluence.
It is Twelfth Night, which is to say it’s the 12th day after Christmas and the beginning of Carnival, a season that concludes the day after Mardi Gras with Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. It is also the birthday of Leah Chase, the legendary New Orleans chef who died in June.
As my hometown prepares to celebrate Fat Tuesday, my thoughts turn to Chase, one of its great, standard-bearing chefs.
There were many remembrances of her published when she died. They tended to focus on her steadfast maintenance of Creole culinary tradition and her uncanny ability to have a grandmotherly adage at the ready.
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