Thomas Jefferson Was A Chef

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Thomas Jefferson had a secret life, he was a chef. He made many desserts and dishes for his guests, or wait did he? Witnesses say that they have seen slaves making the food, yes slaves. James Hemming, the man who slaved and made meals for Jefferson and his guesses. When Jefferson was Washington 's minister of trade, he took along with him James Hemming. He was Sally 's older brother. James and Sally were half siblings to Jefferson 's wife, Martha. James was free, well not technically . At the age of 19, James had to be trained and put to work as Jefferson 's chef. Thomas Jefferson paid James a wage of four dollars per month. James served his own creations to the European aristocrats, scientists and writers that Jefferson invited to dinner.
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