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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Others failed to keep their machinery clean and frequently added mineral oil to cover up defects or lower the cost . These lower - cost goods flooded the market and gave peanut butter manufacturers a bad name .
When World War I cut off access to the peanut - produc- ing colonies in Africa , the German oil industry withered . When these colo- nies were removed from German control after World War I , some Germans migrated to Tsingtao and ...
42 Although peanut oil was important in the South during the Civil War , the large - scale production of peanut oil in America disappeared as soon as the war was over . In the 1880s , American grocers began to stock imported peanut oil ...
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Origin and Dispersion
Slave Food to Snack Food
Soldiers and Vendors
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