Food & History: December 5
1870 French writer Alexandre Dumas dies. Author of ‘Grande Dictionnaire de la cuisine,’ which he finished a just a few weeks before his death.
1985 A bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafite Bordeaux which had belonged to Thomas Jefferson sold at for $158k, the most expensive wine at its time.
2006 New York became the first US city to ban artificial trans fats in restaurant food.