Welcome to Jefferson's Table a storehouse of all the recipes that have descended through eight generations directly from Monticello in Virginia. Recently we have posted recipes from several Grandmas who star in our cookbook, "From Jefferson's Table". We are serving these family favorites up to you as a little preview of the upcoming 2cond edition of the book.
This precious recipe is from Lou, a nearly six foot tall black woman, who cared for the Bankhead children after the loss of their Mother from the devastating influenza of 1916. She was thought to be related to the enslaved families who came to Missouri from Monticello and settled to create the huge network of plantations that became the new home for so many as they pioneered west. Notable in this recipe is the technique that makes it unique and so through the years, down to us, we still feel Lou's presence.