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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Joseph Lambert was an employee at Kellogg's sanitarium when peanut butter was first made : report- edly , he was the first to make it , in 1894. Lambert experimented with the de- sign of the meat grinder to render it more suitable for ...
Source : Almeda Lambert , Guide for Nut Cookery ( Battle Creek , Mich .: Joseph Lambert and Co. , 1899 ) , 70–71 . Raw Peanut Butter Heat the peanuts just sufficiently to remove the skins but do not allow them to get brown ; prepare ...
... 139 Jones , George Noble , 17 Jordan , June , 99 Joseph Lambert and Company , 37 J. S. Fry and Company , 78 Judson , James , 90 Kalm , Peter , 11 Kansas : Atchison , 47 ; Highland , 86 ; Topeka , 47 Kaufman , William , 122 Kellogg ...
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Origin and Dispersion
Slave Food to Snack Food
Soldiers and Vendors
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