Jefferson Macaroni and cheese?


Macaroni and cheese? Early English colonists often boiled noodles for half an hour, then added a cream sauce and maybe a little cheese, Jefferson went to Paris and brought home a pasta machine from Italy in 1787.  See Jefferson’s drawing and explanation of the machine at the Library of Congress website.  cookbook from Jefferson’s home at Monticello  “Macaroni Pie” cooking macaroni until almost done, adding melted butter, a little salt and grated white or yellow cheese and then putting it in the oven for about 15 minutes.  Jefferson took Italian pasta and added American or English cheddar cheese, and then baked it to create the new dish.

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