Americans owe a lot to Thomas Jefferson. He was one of the original Founding Fathers of the United States. He drafted the Declaration of Independence, and he was the third president of the United States. However, depending on how much you love food, you may believe his greatest contribution to America to be macaroni and cheese.
It is believed that Jefferson brought back this classic recipe when he returned from a sojourn in Italy. Or it's possible he just brought back a pasta maker with him. His daughter, Mary Randolph, is often the one credited with the recipe.
She originally used macaroni and Parmesan cheese. Later, the cheese was changed to cheddar. Either way, Kraft owes the Jefferson family as do a lot of hungry college kids.