Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee

Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee

How A Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America

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In 1784, Thomas Jefferson struck a deal with one of his slaves, nineteen-year-old James Hemings. The founding father was traveling to Paris and wanted to bring James along for a particular purpose-to master the art of French cooking. In exchange for James's cooperation, Jefferson would grant his freedom. Thus began one of the strangest partnerships in United States history. As Hemings apprenticed under master French chefs, Jefferson studied the cultivation of French crops (especially grapes for winemaking) so that they might be replicated in American agriculture. The two men returned home with such marvels as pasta, French fries, Champagne, macaroni and cheese, creme brulee, and a host of other treats. This narrative history tells the story of their remarkable adventure
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2013
[United States] : Tantor Audio : 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781452691909
1452691908
Characteristics: data file
digital,Digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 30 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Sklar, Alan - Narrator
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