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Was Jefferson a vegetarian? Good question. It seems among TJ's many idiosyncrasies was a fondness for fruits and veggies. He fed his slaves more meat than he consumed himself. more »

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TJ was so ambivalent and conflicted about slavery that he attempted to design his world to make slaves invisible. These dumbwaiters enabled Jefferson and his guests the illusion of functioning without the assistance of slaves. Food and wine magically appeared. Empty dishes disappeared via the...more »

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Well, I do love ice cream, especially homemade ice cream. These are the same ingredients my parents continue to use when they make it, although I don't think they own a Sabottiere, which evidently is a French term for a vessel which held ice. I can only imagine how special ice cream would have...more »

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