Chef John Folse sends ingredients basket in lieu of flowers to Leah Chase’s funeral

Chef John Folse sends ingredients basket in lieu of flowers to Leah Chase’s funeral
Chef John Folse sent a basket of ingredients to Leah Chase's funeral in lieu of flowers on June, 2019. (Source: Ian McNulty/Twitter)

NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) - Celebrity chef John Folse honored the legacy of his friend and fellow culinary legend Leah Chase in a way that was uniquely Louisiana.

Folse sent a basket of the Cajun trinity (onions, bell pepper, and celery), andouille sausage, and other ingredients to her funeral in lieu of traditional flowers, according to a tweet from New Orleans food reporter Ian McNulty.

Chef John Folse sent a basket of ingredients to Leah Chase's funeral in lieu of flowers on June, 2019.
Chef John Folse sent a basket of ingredients to Leah Chase's funeral in lieu of flowers on June, 2019. (Source: Ian McNulty/Twitter)

The funeral was held on June 10 at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in New Orleans.

Chase, the matriarch and chef of the famed Dooky Chase Restaurant in New Orleans’ Treme neighborhood, died on June 1 at the age of 96.

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