Peanuts: The Illustrious History of the Goober Pea

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University of Illinois Press, 2002 - 234 pages
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A culinary history of the protein-laden legume follows the peanut's rise from a lowly, messy snack food to its place in haute cuisine and on candy racks across America, and highlights the peanut's pioneers, economic influences, and role in health trends.
  

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Contents

Origin and Dispersion
1
Slave Food to Snack Food
11
Soldiers and Vendors
29
Unshelled and Shelled
46
Soup to Oil Nuts
56
Sweet and Nutty
72
Scientists and Promoters S6
86
War and Peace
101
Revolution and Transformation
111
An American Icon and a Global Future
121
Historical Recipes
135
PEANUT SOUPS AND PUREES
176
Notes
179
Selected Bibliography and Resources
215
Index
225
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Andrew F. Smith teaches culinary history at the New School University.

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