Folks Just Found Out James Hemings, An Enslaved Black Chef, Perfected The Mac And Cheese Recipe
And of course, Thomas Jefferson tried to take credit for the dish.
February 03, 2022 at 2:35 pm
In the midst of a discussion about Black cuisine, social media users are learning about James Hemings, an enslaved Black man who perfected the mac and cheese recipe. One Twitter user shed light on Hemings by sharing a source that suggested that the chef created the dish, but his owner, Thomas Jefferson, took credit for it.
— the gryphoneer resurrections (@OneRadChee) February 3, 2022