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  • La Maison Dorée
    La Maison DoréeLa Maison Dorée, located at 20, Boulevard des Italiens, was one of the most famous restaurants in Paris in the 1800s. It opened in 1840 in a building that was five storeys tall.
  • Laurie Colwin
    Biography iconLaurie Colwin lived from 1944 - 1992. She wrote two cookbooks.
  • Louis Eustache Ude
    Louis Eustache UdeLouis Eustache Ude (born c. 1769) was a French chef and the author of two cookbooks, the man who Lady Chesterfield called whimsical, good-natured, exorbitantly vain.
  • Louis Fauchère
    Louis FauchèreLouis Fauchère was a chef at Delmonico's restaurant in New York in the mid-1800s. Fauchère was born in 4 March 1823 in Verbey, Switzerland.
  • Lucien Olivier
    Biography iconLucien Olivier (1838–1883) was a chef trained in classic, French haute cuisine. It is unclear whether he was French or Belgian born; there is very little material available on his life.
  • Luther Burbank
    Luther BurbankLuther Burbank was an American botanist and scientist, most remembered for the potato still named after him. He was a self-promoter, but his hype about some of his plant creations didn't live up to reality when they were grown elsewhere in the world outside of the idyllic California environment, where he worked.
  • Lydia Maria Francis Child
    Lydia Maria Francis ChildLydia Maria Francis Child lived from 11 February 1802 to 20 October 1880. She was the author of The Frugal Housewife, a book aimed at poorer housewives who didn't have servants (e.g.
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