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“Like an enticing buffet, Thomas Jefferson's Crème Brulee brims with anecdotes ranging from a short history of French cooking to dining preferences of French kings, to the respective heat distribution properties of cast iron and copper.”—American Spirit
“…meticulously researched…”—Associated Press
“[a] well-researched look at the impact Jefferson and Hemings had on our eating habits.”—Chicago Tribune
“In Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America, author Thomas J. Craughwell serves up a lively story with a generous helping of culinary history....Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée is a charming book that will appeal to both foodies and lay readers.”—ForeWord Review
“Craughwell provides a delightful tour of 18th-century vineyards still in production, a look at French aristocrats just before the Revolution and the France that paid little attention to the color of a man’s skin...A slim but tasty addition to the long list of Jefferson’s accomplishments.”—Kirkus Reviews
Thomas J. Craughwell is the author of several nonfiction books, including Stealing Lincoln’s Body, which was adapted into a documentary by the History Channel. He lives in Bethel, Connecticut.
Interesting history lesson. Thanking Jefferson for his wonderful contributions . Would have been more interested in James's life tale.Published 21 days ago by Kathy
HOW A FOUNDING FATHER AND HIS SLAVE JAMES HEMMINGS INTRODUCED FRENCH CUISINE TO AMERICA IS MISLEADING. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hanna Alexander
Very slow. Also does NOT stay on topic, which was disappointing. Expected to learn much more about the slave learning French cookery than what was presented. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elizabeth Jones
If you love food and history, this is an easy read and very accurate!Published 3 months ago by Judith P. Abbott
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 5 months 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 6 months ago by robin martinez
Not only well written, but a bit of history the school books never included.
And thank you Mr. Read more
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 8 months ago by rbourgui