Saturday, February 19, 2005

Jefferson's Macaroni?

"Jefferson not only served his guests the best European wines, but he liked to dazzle them with delights such as ice cream, peach flambe, macaroni, and macaroons. This drawing of a macaroni machine, with the sectional view showing holes from which dough could be extruded."

(Thomas Jefferson's drawing of a macaroni machine and instructions for making pasta, ca. 1787, The Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress))