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Dining at Monticello

Working with my late teacher and mentor, Karen Hess's as yet unpublished manuscript Mr. Jefferson's Table, which collected and transcribed the receipts and food related documents in the Jefferson papers from various collections, the Foundation, Mrs. Hess, and I selected seventy five recipes that we could document as having been used at Monticello. My job was to translate the recipes for use in a modern kitchen and include pertinent historical notes about the dish, the method, and so forth.