Another Culinary Debt To Thomas Jefferson 1789

Another Culinary Debt To Thomas Jefferson 1789

Thomas Jefferson, then American minister plenipotentiary in Paris, asked a young friend visiting Naples to bring him back a macaroni machine. The young friend duly obliged, and the machine became the first of its kind in the United States of America when Jefferson returned home in September of 1789. It is unknown whether Jefferson followed the advice of the Parisian pasta maker, Paul-Jacques Malouin, who in 1767 had advised that, “the best lubricant for a pasta machine is a little oil mixed with boiled cow brains.”

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