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Thomas Jefferson's ice cream

The hostess at a dinner my wife and I attended yesterday suggested that everybody bring a holiday-themed dish. As a graduate of Mr. Jefferson's university, I went looking for recipes of dishes served at Monticello. Here is a link to a recipe for Mr. Jefferson's favorite ice cream. I actually made sweet potato biscuits, another Jefferson favorite. Any other dishes from founding fathers or mothers?

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The first cookbook I ever bought was one of old Virginia recipes that was sold in Williamsburg, Virginia in the 1950s. I couldn't resist because there was a recipe in it for a sauce "to be carried about in the pocket". It was simmered down, became hard and could be reconstituted later. Ah, early American ingenuity :-)

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