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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To meet these needs , farmers greatly expanded their cultivation of pea- nuts . In 1914 , there were under cultivation in the United States 537,000 acres of peanuts . By 1918 , peanut cultivation exceeded 4,000,000 acres , largely on ...
States upped peanut cultivation from 10,000 pounds to 2.3 billion pounds . Initially production increased because farmers began to realize that peanuts could be grown on sandy , marginal soil that was not ideally suited for rais- ing ...
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Origin and Dispersion
Slave Food to Snack Food
Soldiers and Vendors
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