Chef Walter Staib and open hearth cooking

Thanks to Sherry Shook for this fascinating series narrated by Chef Walter Staib, world renouned chef specializing in 18th century cuisine and owner of City Tavern, the oldest continuously used restaurant in Philadelphia. The complexity of the life of James Hemings , older brother to Sally Hemings and chef d’ maison to Jefferson, a world class foodie in his own right, is brought to life here.

http://www.atasteofhistory.org/slavechef.html

More about the Hemings:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Hemings

http://www.monticello.org/site/plantation-and-slavery/james-hemings

http://www.derylmitchell.net/id90.html

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