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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Even in the United States , the term groundnut was com- monly used until the Civil War as a synonym for peanut.13 On the eve of the nineteenth century , peanuts were grown in gardens in Philadelphia . These were most likely introduced ...
The only peanut recipe , " Groundnut Cakes , " was from Philadelphia . It produced a confection that resembled small pieces of peanut brittle . According to the anonymous con- tributor , these “ cakes ” had been introduced into ...
... peanuts in , 83 ; Philadelphia , Cracker Jack in , 75 ; Philadelphia , early references to peanuts in , 13 , 15–18 ; Philadel- phia , as home of Goldenberg Candy Com- pany , 85 ; Philadelphia , as home of Lummis , Devine and Company ...
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Table des matières
Origin and Dispersion
Slave Food to Snack Food
Soldiers and Vendors
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