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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By 1911 , a single manufacturer used over 130 railroad cars filled with shelled peanuts to produce six million small jars of peanut butter . Other peanut butter manufacturers also used large quantities of peanuts , and the total ...
The United States manufactured 250 million pounds of peanut butter in 1941. The fol- lowing year , this increased to 400 million pounds . The United States govern- ment , the largest single buyer , purchased almost 7 million pounds just ...
Today , Americans consume annually about 857 million pounds of pea- nut butter , or 3.36 pounds per person . According to one market tracker , In- formation Resources of Chicago , the top seller in the $ 810 million peanut butter ...
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Origin and Dispersion
Slave Food to Snack Food
Soldiers and Vendors
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