Hercules: Master of Cuisine, Slave of Washington

Washington's Dentures: All he could eat as an older man was soft foods. Who needed a chef?

 

If you want some great reading, check out the article on the cooking page,LET’S BURN SOMETHING. It’s a series in the Philly Star about George Washington’s premier chef, a slave named Hercules, who actually escaped hard labor at Mt. Vernon on Washington’s 65th birthday. It’s fascinating, unnerving and gives an excellent feel for the times.

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