Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Jon Krampner (Allan Dean Walker photo)


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This is the website of Jon Krampner, author of "Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food." Here you can learn more about peanuts and peanut butter...read an excerpt from the book...peruse the table of contents...learn about the author's appearances...check out the media page...take the peanut butter quiz... comment on the blog...contact the author...and maybe even decide to buy the book now that it's been published by Columbia University Press!

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"Peace with lots of peanut butter"

-- Susan Hovey Cohen

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Americans don't just like peanut butter, they love it.

Peanut plant. Note the twinned pairs of leaves, beautiful orchid-like flower, and sandy loam soil in which it grows best.

Skippy plant. The Skippy satellite plant in Portsmouth, Virginia, which operated between 1945 and the early '90's. Jif also had a satellite plant in Portsmouth (which also closed in the early '90's), allowing the town for a while to call itself "Peanut Butter Capital of the World."

5 SONGS ABOUT PEANUT BUTTER, 5 ABOUT PEANUTS, AND 1 THAT REALLY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH EITHER