Paintings by Gustave Blache III
Foreword by Miranda Lash; Introduction by Michael Quick; Essays by E. John Bullard, A.P. Tureaud, Jr., and Richard Anthony Lewis
♦ A painterly view of the New Orleans food culture, in this series of paintings of Leah Chase, the world-renowned “Queen of Creole Cuisine”, and her iconic Dooky Chase Restaurant
♦ Of particular interest to those interested in the culture and cuisine of New Orleans
Raised and educated in New Orleans, artist Gustave Blache III brings a kindred understanding and perspective to his depiction of legendary chef Leah Chase at work in her restaurant in the city’s 5th Ward. The Dooky Chase Restaurant series of paintings in this volume documents a unique and quintessentially New Orleans landmark, where culinary works of art are created every day in the kitchen, and the iconic Leah Chase and her staff share them with friends, family, travelers, admirers, and US presidents.