Some of Jefferson's favorite dishes to serve guests at his home in Charlottesville, Va., which he named Monticello, included macaroni, macaroons, peach flambé and ice cream. While in France, Jefferson collected many French recipes for foods such as sauces, fruit tarts, french fries, blood sausages, pigs' feet, rabbit and pigeon. One of the recipes he brought home has since become an American favorite: vanilla ice cream. This was one of the most popular dishes at Monticello, and this recipe was written by Jefferson himself. On the back is his recipe for Savoy cookies to go along with the ice cream.
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