Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Jefferson's French Cookbook

It seems Julia Child had nothing over Thomas Jefferson, who introduced the creme brulee, among many other tasty delicacies to America.  I had heard the story of how he offered James Hemings freedom if he could master the art of French cooking, and apparently this book tells the full story, with recipes to boot!


  1. And tomatoes!

    The story of James Hemings is told well in the book on the Hemingses. That still is one of the best books I have ever read.

  2. Great now I'm going to have Weezo nightmares.