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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The term was quickly adopted by other commercial manufacturers . Shortly thereafter , Peanolia Peanut - Butter made its debut , a product of the Peanolia Food Com- pany of New Haven , Connecticut . An analysis of these two peanut ...
By 1911 , a single manufacturer used over 130 railroad cars filled with shelled peanuts to produce six million small ... Other peanut butter manufacturers also used large quantities of peanuts , and the total consumption amounted to ...
petition from three major peanut butter manufacturers . Skippy and Peter Pan have already been introduced . The third was Procter and Gamble's Jif . In 1955 , Procter and Gamble Company entered the peanut butter business by acquir- ing ...
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Origin and Dispersion
Slave Food to Snack Food
Soldiers and Vendors
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