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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A successful vendor was one Amedeo Obici , who had been born in Oderzo , Italy , on July 15 , 1877 , the son of Pietro and Luigia Obici . At the age of eleven , Amedeo was sent by his parents to live with his uncle in Scranton ...
who hailed from Treviso , Italy - fifteen miles from Obici's birthplace . The nineteen - year - old Peruzzi immigrated to America with his father in 1894 . They settled in New York , then moved to Hazleton , Pennsylvania , where Mario's ...
Obici became a board member of William and Mary College , where he endowed a chair of Italian language . As naturalized American citizens , the couple made frequent trips to Italy . On one trip , Obici was honored by the king of Italy ...
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Origin and Dispersion
Slave Food to Snack Food
Soldiers and Vendors
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