Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson

Although disgusted with the excess of Parisian society, Jefferson was at the same time intrigued.  He brought many of the indulgences to his table including specially made cups by Sevres for eating ice cream.  While he did not cook, Jefferson was a connoisseur of ingredients and wrote down many recipes.  Eight in his hand survive today.  You can see the original for his favorite vanilla ice cream at 

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