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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Possibilities of the Peanut , " American Missionary , June 1921 , Reel 60 , George Wash- ington Carver Archive , Library of Congress . 6. George Washington Carver to Chief , Bureau of Plant Industry , February 24 , 1916 , Reel 5 ...
The American ( Baltimore ) , June 15 , 1923 ; Peanut Journal 4 ( September 1925 ) : 7 . 27. The American ( Baltimore ) , June 15 , 1923 ( first quote ) ; Peanut Journal 4 ( July 1925 ) : 10 ( second quote ) . 28.
What Time Is It ? Notes from the Peanut Gallery ( Boston : Little , Brown , 1987 ) ; Charles M. Schulz and June Dutton , Peanuts Cook Book ( San Francisco : Determined Productions , 1969 ) ; " Congress Honors ' Peanuts ' Creator ...
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Origin and Dispersion
Slave Food to Snack Food
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