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Craughwell's book fun to read, narrow in scope, and seems well researched.
While Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee was a fun read, I suggest Annette Gordon Reed's The Hemings of Monticello if you want to know more about James Hemings.
An enjoyable book that I would recommend to those who enjoy popular history books.
An exceptionally well-informed piece of literature. The historical vignettes were very well told and it gives a great detail about how people lived during the 17th centuryPublished 23 days ago by Gregory M. Washington
As someone who enjoys history and cooking, I found this to be a very enjoyable read. We moved to Virginia a little over two months ago, and have been trying to soak up as much... Read morePublished 1 month ago by robin martinez
Not only well written, but a bit of history the school books never included.
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On no account buy this book. It's dreadful. It has only the merest passing glance of the life of James Hemings in Paris, and least of his suicide. Read morePublished 3 months ago by rbourgui
Perhaps a bit too much about Jefferson, which could more properly belong is a biography of the man, and not enough abiut his food preferences, gardening innovations and recipes. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lady Deborah
Very interesting. Full of history but does n't read like a textbook. I enjoyed learning what Jefferson was eating in VA and France.Published 11 months ago by Stay with HP