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 following year , a recipe in the Philadelphia Press combined peanut butter with cream cheese . Before the end of the nineteenth century , recipes appeared in cookbooks all over the nation , including one catering to German ...
In New York , the tearoom at the Happen Inn prepared a salad with ap- ples and celery mixed with peanut butter and mayonnaise . The Garden Tea- Room blended peanut butter and oranges to make a salad . The Colonia Tea- Room presented a ...
duced him to homemade peanut butter and Forester added peanut butter to his list of products . At the time , his customers liked peanuts but snubbed peanut butter . Forester handed out free samples of his fresh peanut butter and sales ...
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Origin and Dispersion
Slave Food to Snack Food
Soldiers and Vendors
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