Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Quote of the Day - Jefferson Bacon

“I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage, with my books, my family, and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post which any human power can give.”

― Thomas Jefferson

Sounds like a good plan to me, as long as someone brings the beer.  Oh, and I'll bet he and his friends all would've had guns in that cottage.

1 comment:

Weer'd Beard said...

Was just at his little shack in the woods, and somebody Was indeed brewing beer...he also had a MONSTROUS wine cellar. I suspect 'ol Tommy got lit up on a regular basis.

I will say tho that in Williamsburg they had a LOT of smoke-cured bacon, and the cooks there told me it wasn't much for eating because it was MUCH saltier than our refrigerated kind today, and it was rarely eaten as a meat, but instead add to stock and soups for richness and flavor.