By Thomas J. Craughwell
This culinary biography recounts the 1784 deal that Thomas Jefferson struck together with his slaves, James Hemings. The founding father was once touring to Paris and desired to carry James alongside “for a selected purpose”— to grasp the artwork of French cooking. In alternate for James’s cooperation, Jefferson may provide his freedom.
therefore started one of many strangest partnerships in usa background. As Hemings apprenticed below grasp French cooks, Jefferson studied the cultivation of French vegetation (especially grapes for winemaking) so the should be replicated in American agriculture. the 2 males lower back domestic with such marvels as pasta, French fries, Champagne, macaroni and cheese, crème brûlée, and a number of different treats. This narrative historical past tells the tale in their striking adventure—and even features a few in their favourite recipes!
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