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Review: Creamy and Crunchy

“Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)” by Jon Krampner
Creamy and Crunchy coverColumbia University Press (2014)
ISBN: 978-0231162333

Did you eat Skippy or Peter Pan peanut butter growing up? Think that’s all there is to the world of this flavorful part of our childhood? You’d be so, so wrong, and Jon Krampner goes the extra mile to prove it in this delightful history of the wonderfood that is peanut butter and the influence it has had on our country and its inhabitants. From the varieties of the legume and how its grown to the early history of the companies who made this spread a staple of American homes, this book covers it all, and in layman’s terms and pace. Highly recommended for history buffs, especially if they’re a little nutty.


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