Peanuts: The Illustrious History of the Goober Pea
University of Illinois Press, 2006 - 272 pages
The peanut's rise from a lowly bean to national favorite
The peanut is one of the most versatile and beloved of American food icons. In this first culinary history of the protein-laden legume, Andrew F. Smith follows the peanut's rise from a lowly, messy snack food to its place in haute cuisine and on candy racks across the country.
Chronicling how peanut consumption and production has changed throughout history, Smith highlights the peanut's role in the ways economic distress, wartime conditions, industrialization, and health trends reflect and inform our culinary landscape. Chock-full of photographs, advertisements, and peanut recipes from as early as 1847, this entertaining and enlightening volume is a testament to the culinary potential and lasting popularity of the goober pea.
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In Chicago , the competi- tion between the Italian and the Greek peanut vendors turned into ethnic rivalry in which blood flowed . By 1920 the Greek vendors had prevailed in this war . In Baltimore , Greek immigrants also gained control ...
THE RUECKHEIMS When Chicago started to rebuild after the fire that swept the city in 1871 , la- borers streamed in , searching for work . One person who heeded the call was Frederick W. Rueckheim . He had immigrated to Illinois from ...
Its advertisements frequent- ly aired on country - and - western programs , including the Grand Ole Opry.31 31 BABY RUTH In 1916 , Otto Y. Schnering of Chicago founded a bakery , food , and wholesale candy business in Chicago .
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Table des matières
Origin and Dispersion
Slave Food to Snack Food
Soldiers and Vendors
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