“There is on the globe one single spot, the possessor of which is our natural and habitual enemy. It is New Orleans …”
of Thomas Jefferson to Robert R. Livingston (the
U.S. Minister to France), April 18, 1802.
On the necessity of acquiring New Orleans from France.
(Revised January, 2019) 2018 has come and gone, but The 1718 Project continues to evolve. What began as two distinct works, a history and a cookbook, has now merged into one culinary history. You will find a preview edition of the culinary history at the cookbook link on your right. Note that our blog has become one of the more active parts of the project, please check it out. As always, the links to your right will take you to the various parts of this work. As the project unfolds, the linked pages will update and more will be added.