Balls of ice cream encased in warm pie crust made by Jefferson's French chef were novel enough to stir comment by TWO Congressmen attending a Presidential dinner. Among Jefferson's few handwritten recipes is one for vanilla ice cream. A 1786 French book of ice creams, an early British cookbook with recipe - which he owned - ice cream freezer in his inventory, and more...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Madeira, the island off the coast of Portugal, not the fortified wine made there, was the subject of the 1821 book A History of Madeira. Porridge is in the iron pot and grinding "Indian corn" in a quern is depicted below.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
Foodstuffs and other items were stored in sacks, boxes, crates, jars and barrels of all sizes. Smaller barrels could easily be put in wagons, but how did they transport the larger barrels? The Madeira barrel on a sled (1821) is described below.