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Remembering Paul Prudhomme’s career

Paul Prudhomme

The legendary chef had been more engaged for the last 25 years in building a spice supply business than he had been in running his restaurant, but his influence continues to be felt in kitchens around the world. Prudhomme’s 58-year career in the food industry, cut short last week by his death at age 75, changed the American palate and indelibly stamped menus.

Here, in timeline form, is how it happened.

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