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Leah Chase Makes 89 and Joe Baker Makes Tea for Two

Chef Leah Chase was an icon of New Orleans food and an inspiration for her city.
Chef Leah Chase celebrated her 89th birthday with Louisiana Eats.

On this week of Louisiana Eats we'll spend the day with New Orleans' culinary icon, Leah Chase, to celebrate her birthday. Plus Poppy speaks with Longue Vue Gardens' Joe Baker about their Two for Tea event.

 Lemon Curd

1 cup sugar
2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup melted butter
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks

Whisk together sugar with lemon juice. Then whisk in butter. In a separate bowl beat whole eggs with additional egg yolks, then whisk the eggs into the lemon mixture.

Transfer into an 8 cup pyrex measuring cup and microwave on high for one minute. Whisk well and repeat the process 5 or 6 times until the curd is thick and creamy.

Lemon curd can be stored in your refrigerator for up to 6 months.

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Poppy is the host and executive producer of the weekly show, Louisiana Eats! Food personality, culinary teacher and author, Poppy Tooker is passionate about food and the people who bring it to the table.