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'French Laundry' Restaurant Founder Sally Schmitt Dies At 90

Philo, Calif. (AP) -- Sally Schmitt, who founded The French Laundry restaurant in California wine country and helped launch the region's farm-to-table movement, has died. She was 90.

Schmitt died on March 5 at her home in the Mendocino County town of Philo after several years of declining health, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Saturday.