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 Caribbean Indians considered it a healthy food , but Oviedo noted that true Christians did not use it unless they were unmar- ried males , children , slaves , or just common people , for it had " a very medi- ocre taste and little ...
Like de la Vega , Cobo remarked that peanuts had a very good taste cooked or roasted , but he claimed that they produced dizziness and headaches when eaten raw . Cobo also stated that peanuts made good nougat for confections , and that ...
He also added 10 percent honey to improve the taste . ... The advertising slogan " Two great tastes that taste great togeth- er " was developed by Ogilvie and Mather in 1970 for the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup .
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Origin and Dispersion
Slave Food to Snack Food
Soldiers and Vendors
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