• @mindbleach@sh.itjust.works
    218 days ago

    I’m obligated to mention that Thomas Jefferson imported the first pasta machine in the US, leading to this historically significant negative Yelp review:

    Dined at the President’s – … Dinner not as elegant as when we dined before. [Among other dishes] a pie called macaroni, which appeared to be a rich crust filled with the strillions of onions, or shallots, which I took it to be, tasted very strong, and not agreeable. Mr. Lewis told me there were none in it; it was an Italian dish, and what appeared like onions was made of flour and butter, with a particularly strong liquor mixed with them.

    – Life Journals and Correspondence of Rev. Manasseh Cutler