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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As the price of sugar dropped during the nineteenth century , candy began to be mass produced with the help of immigrants , who brought candy - making skills from Europe . While chocolate was sold in Massachusetts by 1670 , it was ...
Its advertisements frequent- ly aired on country - and - western programs , including the Grand Ole Opry.31 31 BABY RUTH In 1916 , Otto Y. Schnering of Chicago founded a bakery , food , and wholesale candy business in Chicago .
1910 ) , 77 ; Sher- wood Snyder , The Art of Candy Making Fully Explained ( Dayton , Ohio : Health Publish- ing Co. , 1915 ) , 76–77 ; Carver , How to Grow the Peanut , 11 ; Murphy , Peanuts for Breakfast , Dinner , Supper , 14 ; Peanut ...
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Origin and Dispersion
Slave Food to Snack Food
Soldiers and Vendors
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