Jefferson’s Macaroni Mishap: The State Dinner and the Birth of an American Classic

By | April 1, 2023

During a visit to Paris, Thomas Jefferson was so enamored by macaroni and cheese that he took the time to document the recipe and the process of pasta extrusion. Upon his return, he imported a pasta maker, macaroni, and Parmesan cheese to prepare the dish at his home. In 1802, Jefferson introduced macaroni and cheese […] Source