Hercules, Washington's Chef

Martha Washington's 40 egg Great Cake

One of the members of the Savory Faire 18th century cooking site  shared these  links with the other members. It’s FASCINATING reading about George Washington’s premier chef who also was his slave. Hard to think about Washington in those terms but it’s even harder to think that Jefferson’s personal French trained chef was Sally Hemming’s son by him.

Overview:  http://www.philly.com/philly/hot_topics/84718777.html

Part 1:

http://www.philly.com/philly/restaurants/84877012.html

Part 2:

http://www.philly.com/philly/restaurants/84936102.html

LINK to the Mount Vernon’s Kitchen:

http://www.mountvernon.org/learn/explore_mv/index.cfm/pid/289/

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