Today in Food History

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Also, on this day in 1836 John Adlum died (born April 29, 1759). American viticulturist, he is sometimes mistakenly credited with developing the Catawba grape. He was a pioneer in cultivation of native grape varieties, and certainly was instrumental in popularizing the Catawba grape.

In 1901 Urbain Dubois died (born May 26, 1818).  French chef, author of many cookbooks, but especially ‘La cuisine classique’ (1856).  Served as chef to Prince Alexey Orlov and Prince William of Prussia.

In 2011 The UK bans Immigrants from outside the European Economic Area from working as chefs in fast food and takeaway restaurants.

In 2014 Quiznos restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy protection.

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