Manuscript/Mixed Material Thomas Jefferson's drawing of a macaroni machine and instructions for making pasta, ca. 1787.

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Title
Thomas Jefferson's drawing of a macaroni machine and instructions for making pasta, ca. 1787.
Created / Published
ca. 1787
Subject Headings
-  Food
-  Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)
-  Presidents
-  Inventions
-  Cookery
-  France
-  Pasta
-  Manuscripts
Genre
Manuscripts
Notes
-  Reproduction number: A30 (color slide); LC-MSS-27748-180 (B&W negative)
-  Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), principal author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, acquired a taste for continental cooking while serving as American minister to France in the 1780s. When he returned to the United States in 1790 he brought with him a French cook and many recipes for French, Italian, and other au courant cookery. Jefferson not only served his guests the best European wines, but he liked to dazzle them with delights such as ice cream, peach flambe, macaroni, and macaroons. This drawing of a macaroni machine, with the sectional view showing holes from which dough could be extruded, reflects Jefferson's curious mind and his interest and aptitude in mechanical matters.
Source Collection
Thomas Jefferson Papers
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Manuscript Division
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