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How to Grow the Peanut

How to Grow the Peanut

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Originally published in 1916, this innovative peanut recipe book by acclaimed Black scientist George Washington Carver is just as delicious today.

How many ways can you possibly prepare the peanut? At least 105, according to George Washington Carver. In this book, Carver compiles recipes from agricultural bulletins, cookbooks, magazines, and newspapers, such as the Peerless Cook Book, Good Housekeeping, and Berry's Fruit Recipes. The recipes featuring peanuts include:

  • Bisque
  • Doughnuts
  • Sausages
  • Omelet
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Taffy Candy
  • And 99 more

In addition to recipes, Carver shows readers how to grow the peanut--where to plant peanuts, when to harvest them, and everything in between. Carver's clear instructions are accessible even to farming hobbyists.

How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption was the most popular of forty-four practical bulletins distributed by the Tuskegee Institute from 1899 to 1936. Spearheaded by Carver, the university's Agriculture Department promoted sustainable farming practices--such as growing soil-enriching peanuts--that empowered Black sharecroppers who had been dependent on resource-draining cotton.

Whether you're looking to grow peanuts or simply eat them every which way, this groundbreaking book by George Washington Carver is sure to satisfy.

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