NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - President and CEO of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, Brent Rosen, launched a petition to rename Lee Circle to ‘Leah Circle’ in honor of New Orleans chef Leah Chase.
"We have an empty space at Lee’s Circle in New Orleans. There is no better New Orleanian to honor at the circle than Leah Chase. We should honor Ms. Leah and her legacy by making it "Leah’s Circle. A statue of Leah Chase would bring all New Orleanians together in honor of one of our greatest culture bearers,” said Rosen.
In a news release, the Southern Food and Beverage Museum says it would cover the cost of the creation and installation of the statue.
To view the petition, click here.
Take a look below for how some reacted to the passing of Leah Chase.
Leah Chase was a New Orleans treasure ... That smile. ....just thinking.. I never once remember seeing her without it. She was the queen of creole cuisine...but I’ll remember her hugs... she hugged you the way your mom would. New Orleans will never be the same 💔 pic.twitter.com/Fp4zwnUpeT— Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) June 2, 2019
In my time on the @BBCFoodProg one interview stands out more than all others & that was with #LeahChase legendary New Orleans chef & civil rights icon who has passed away aged 96. Here’s her story: https://t.co/u0QpCjtwFd @ottolenghi @JLQuoVadis @GuildFoodWriter @SheilaDillon— Dan Saladino (@DanSaladinoUK) June 2, 2019
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