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STORY OF NEW ORLEANS CREOLE COOKING - SHORT

The Story of New Orleans Creole Cooking: The Black Hand in the Pot is a full-length documentary that unveils the untold stories of New Orleans black chefs, cooks, street food vendors, grocers and butchers from 1718 to the present. Highlighting the trials and triumphs of being black, working, cooking and eating in the culinary capital of the United States throughout the centuries. From Nellie Murray, the most sought after Créole de couleur caterer in New Orleans for many premier society balls and parties in the 1890s to the legendary Leah Chase, chef and co-owner of Dooky Chase Restaurant.

Sponsored By: Dillard University Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture and Louisiana Endowment for Humanities.

Director: Zella Palmer
Executive Producer: Jeremy Shine & Zella Palmer
Editor: Jeremy Shine
First Camera: Nicolaus Living, Candace Satterfield

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