Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee

How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America
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Original Publish Date: Sep 18, 2012
Product Number: EB00185876
Released: Jan 17, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781594745799
Publisher: Quirk Books
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Description

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!

All formats/editions

CD
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Narrator(s): Alan Sklar
Product Number DD8146
Released: Mar 04, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452611907
eAudio
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Narrator(s): Alan Sklar
Product Number Z100099800
Released: Jul 20, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452691909

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