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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For instance , Irving later reported , presumably humor- ously , that college students enjoyed “ pea - nuts and beer , after the fatiguing morning studies . " 15 Peanut shells continued to be a nuisance throughout the nineteenth cen- ...
Two years later , W. B. Easby of Vernon , Tennessee , related that peanuts had first been raised in Nashville for market in the fall of 1845. During the next few years , the pea- nut crop around Nashville reached 25,000 bushels .
Three years later , Mars , Inc. , introduced the Milky Way bar , which received local distribution . Facing financial problems , the Mars- es shut down their business and the Schuler Candy Company of Winona , Minnesota , produced the ...
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Origin and Dispersion
Slave Food to Snack Food
Soldiers and Vendors
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