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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One account stat- ed , however , that they were " troublesome to prepare . >> 17 In addition to acquiring peanuts from southern states , northern states imported them from West Africa . The first recorded imports from Gambia occurred in ...
In addition , about 100,000 bushels of peanuts were imported annually from Africa . In an arti- cle in Scientific American , H. E. Colton noted this vast increase in peanut production and asked , “ But who eats them ?
In addition , peanut butter also went into making other foods , such as “ cookies , frosting , cakes , salads , rolls , con- fections , salad dressing , muffins , biscuits , apples , meat loaf , cupcakes , pie , stuffed celery ...
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Origin and Dispersion
Slave Food to Snack Food
Soldiers and Vendors
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