Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America (Hardcover)
About the Author
Thomas J. Craughwell is an author and problem solver. He traced the evolution of Manhattan urban legends ("Alligators in the Sewer"); sorted out fact from fiction in old wives tales ("Do Blue Bedsheets Bring Babies?"); identified the patron saints of bloggers, vegetarians and hangovers ("This Saint Will Change Your Life"); and resurrected a long-forgotten story from 1876, when a gang of hapless Irish immigrant counterfeiters tried to kidnap the body of Abraham Lincoln--and almost got away with it ("Stealing Lincoln's Body"). Tom lives in Bethel, Connecticut.