Since the 1950's, Mrs. Leah Chase, has been the main chef at Dooky Chase's Restaurant, a landmark institution in the heart of New Orleans. The “Queen of Creole Cuisine” is still doing what she loves
doing and has been doing for most of her 90 years—preparing meals for
Maya Angelou’s fans began arriving and assembling at the Union Square
Barnes and Noble hours before her seven o’clock appearance on Tuesday.
As early as 4pm, the fourth floor was filled to capacity—more than 250
people—and the store’s security at the escalator blocked any more from
ascending. The famed writer was in town to promote her latest book “Mom & Me
& Mom,” which is mainly about the years she spent reconciling with