Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America

Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America

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Hardcover, Random House Inc, 2012, ISBN13 9781594745782, ISBN10 1594745781
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THOMAS JEFFERSON'S CREME BRULEE

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THOMAS JEFFERSON'S CREME BRULEE

This culinary biography recounts the 1784 deal that Thomas Jefferson struck with his slaves, 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 the 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--and even includes a few of their favorite recipes

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Number of Pages: 233
Original Languages: English
Author: Craughwell, Thomas J.
Book Format: Hardcover
manufacturer_part_number: JEFFERSON'S
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN-13: 9781594745782
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.50 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1594745781
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