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In the historic kitchen of Monticello, using period utensils, food historian Paula Marcoux recreates 18th-century French dishes as James Hemings would have made them. Hemings — who spent five years with Thomas Jefferson in France — had a mastery of French cooking far beyond what was found in most American households of the era. Katie Manning for NPR hide caption

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The Salt

Behind The Founding Foodie, A French-Trained Chef Bound By Slavery

James Hemings, Thomas Jefferson's chef, had skills surpassing any other American cook of his era. Training in Paris, he glimpsed a world where black men were free — and respected. Then he came home.

Robi Damelin, left, is an Israeli whose son was fatally shot by a Palestinian in 2002. Bassam Aramin is a Palestinian whose daughter was shot dead by Israeli police in 2007. They belong to the Parents Circle, a group of mothers and fathers who have lost children and seek an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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In Grief, A Growing Partnership: Parents Span Israeli-Palestinian Divide

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In the historic kitchen of Monticello, using period utensils, food historian Paula Marcoux recreates 18th-century French dishes as James Hemings would have made them. Hemings — who spent five years with Thomas Jefferson in France — had a mastery of French cooking far beyond what was found in most American households of the era. Katie Manning for NPR hide caption

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Behind The Founding Foodie, A French-Trained Chef Bound By Slavery

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