Anyone who knows me knows how important food is to me; lunchtime is often a highlight of my workday. Today, I’d think I’d like to have a “Monticello salad,” which would include “a mixed bouquet of greens, including spinach and endive for winter use, orach, corn salad or mache, pepper grass, French sorrel, cress, and sprouts.” Apparently Thomas Jefferson really liked food too, and grew an impressive variety of vegetables at Monticello. He also liked wine; when he returned to America from France after serving as America’s minister there, he brought back 680 bottles. I learned these and other fun Jefferson food-related facts in a fabulous blog post at http://b-womeninamericanhistory18.blogspot.com/. Careful – it might make you hungry.