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Creamy and Crunchy

An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Krampner, Jon

(Book - 2013)
Creamy and Crunchy
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"Creamy and Crunchy feature stories of Jif, Skippy, Peter Pan; the plight of black peanut farmers; the resurgence of natural or old-fashioned peanut butter; the reasons why Americans like peanut butter better than (almost) anyone else; the five ways that today's product is different from the original; the role of peanut butter in fighting Third World hunger; and the Salmonella outbreaks of 2007 and 2009, which threatened peanut butter's sacred place in the American cupboard. To a surprising extent, the story of peanut butter is the story of twentieth-century America, and Jon Krampner writes its first popular history, rich with anecdotes and facts culled from interviews, research, travels in the peanut-growing regions of the South, personal stories, and recipes."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2013
ISBN: 0231162324
9780231162326
Characteristics: xv, 298 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm

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