To celebrate America’s most beloved comfort food, I thought I’d share some fun facts and recipes.
- This family favorite dish actually dates back to the 14th century. The first recorded recipes were found in the Italian cookbook, Liber De Coquina. “Makerouns,” as they were called in medieval English was a cheese and pasta casserole. It was made with hand but pasta, which was sandwiched between a mix of cheese and melted butter.
Our modern day macaroni and cheese was born in a wagon! Some dude named James Kraft made money selling cheese out of a wagon in the streets of Chicago, back in 1903. He must of done well for himself because from that wagon, was born Kraft Foods, makers of a the most popular brand of boxed mac and cheese!
- Thomas Jefferson was a big fan. Yup, America’s 3rd pres and the principal author of The Declaration of Independence had a pasta machine pasta and ordered pasta from Europe. According to Smithsonian Magazine, Jefferson is credited for helping to make mac and cheese popular in the US. But it was his enslaved chef, James Hemmings who learned to make the dish.
Let’s get fancy and use fettucine and asiago!
Had to share Trisha Yearwood’s famous mac and cheese delight!
Holy baked buff m & c!
Check out these awesome recipes including a “Gooey Cheesey” Mac and Cheese with Taleggio cheese, fontina, Gouda and cheddar!
What's not to love about mac and cheese? 🧀 https://t.co/paOud5u1Nz— The Daily Meal (@thedailymeal) July 7, 2021
A quick and easy dinner recipe, this Broccoli Chicken Mac and Cheese is made with pasta, Velveeta cheese sauce, broccoli and chicken! Perfect for using leftover chicken or store rotisserie chicken! https://t.co/gLfP9CI0Fl pic.twitter.com/SRa4jRhOdn— Big Bear's Wife - Angie (@bigbearswife) July 10, 2021