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Podcast 19: February 2, 2016

Possibly George Washington's enslaved chef Hercules, possibly painted by Gilbert Stuart (from Wikipedia)

Possibly George Washington's enslaved chef Hercules, possibly painted by Gilbert Stuart (from Wikipedia)

Esteemed founding fathers who held slaves? George Washington and Thomas Jefferson did, and their slaves included acclaimed chefs Hercules and James Hemings. Ouita Michel researched these men and the context of their lives for an extraordinary set of stories on this week's Hot Water Cornbread: Kentucky Food Radio.

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