Peanuts: The Illustrious History of the Goober Pea

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November 2006



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.


"During antebellum times, genteel Northerners linked the peanut to rowdyism. In the South, peanuts were considered food fit only for slaves...This 'nutty tale ' follows the legume 's journey to becoming a dietary staple. In the process, Smith examines what the peanut 's story can tell us about larger social and historical issues." Science News
EAN: 9780252073281
ISBN: 0252073282
Untertitel: 'Food (University of Illinois P'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2006
Seitenanzahl: 234 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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