Okay, I admit, until reading this book I had heard about Creme Brulee but I had no clue about what it is.
I also had no clue that Macaroni and Cheese originated in France.
I also had no idea that Thomas Jefferson, even though ambassador to France, could not speak French. Jefferson also smuggled rice, studied agriculture, tried to cultivate grapes……wow.
I also admit I am going through a big American history phase right now. I’m reading two other books on American history: one about Abigail Adams and the other about the women of Washington, D.C. (More on these later when I finish them.)
This book could also be subtitled: a small history of the underbelly of American history and what deals Jefferson made with people and a little more about who Jefferson really was. Also, how long it really took to travel.
“Reading” this on audio while driving around also made me hungry: hungry for creme brulee, macaroni and cheese (not the boxed kind either), and more knowledge.