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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After the war , peanut production and consumption escalated , and cookery experts explored the nut's culinary potential . By the turn of the twentieth century , peanuts had been adopted by vegetarians , and the medical profession ...
This book on peanut history falls into a larger domain of culinary histo- ry , an emerging field of study composed of a diverse group of people through- out the world who are concerned with aspects of the question , Who con- sumed what ...
Faced with a wealth of articles and other works available about peanuts , I chose to focus on the peanut's culinary history and social traditions . When I first began my explorations , I was informed that peanuts did not become part of ...
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Table des matières
Origin and Dispersion
Slave Food to Snack Food
Soldiers and Vendors
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