Massaman Curry / Massaman Karri

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This classic, spicy Thai massaman curry recipe is packed full of delicious flavour. This traditional Thai curry is made with coconut milk, massaman curry paste and tamarind, and has potatoes cooked with the beef to make this a hearty warming supper. Chopped peanuts give a nice crunch too.

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The History of Peanut Butter

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Although the peanut has a long history, having been found in Peruvian mummy tombs, peanut butter is a relatively young food.

In 1890, an enterprising physician, Dr. John Kellogg (of corn flakes fame), created peanut butter as a healthy protein substitute that was easy to digest for patients with no teeth. The manufacturing process peanutbutter_02was mechanized by George A. Bayle, Jr., and a patent for a peanut-butter machine was issued to Abrose W. Straub in 1903.

In 1904, peanut butter came into the limelight at the St. Louis Universal Exposition by concessionaire C. H. Sumner, where it was promoted as a health food.

When innovative agricultural scientist Dr. George Washington Carver developed an improved version of the butter, it attracted even more enthusiasts.

In 1922, peanut butter was commercially-born when J. L. Rosefield of Rosefield Packing Company of Alameda, California perfected a process peanutbutter_05to keep the oil from separating in the peanut butter along with spoilage prevention methods.

He marketed this commercial peanut butter under the name Skippy as “churned” peanut butter, which was a smoother, creamier version of the coarse-textured original.

Today, more than half the American peanut crop goes into the making of peanut butter, but surprisingly, the majority of peanut butter consumed in the United States is imported.

Federal law mandates that any product labeled as peanut butter must contain at least 90 percent peanuts, with the remaining 10 percent restricted to salt, sweeteners, and stabilizers.

In 1992, statistics showed Americans alone consumed 857 million pounds of peanut butter or 3.36 pounds per person.

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An American-born favorite, peanut butter quickly became not only a nutritious food, but also a comfort food for most Americans born in the 1900’s. Now its popularity has spread throughout the world. October is Peanut Butter Lover’s Month.

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Kue Apem – Indonesian Peanut and Sesame Cakes / Indonesiske Peanøtt- og Sesamkaker

A recipe found in “Cappelens Internasjonale kjøkken – Indonesia” (Cappelen’s International Kitchen – Indonesia)
published in 1994
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traditional badge ethnic speciality_flatThis particular recipe is from Sumbawa. Sumbawa is an Indonesian island, in the middle of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain, with Lombok to the west, Flores to the east, and Sumba further to the southeast. It is part of the province of West Nusa Tenggara, but there are presently steps being taken by the Indonesian government to turn the island into a separate province. Traditionally the island is known as the source of sappanwood used to make red dye, as well as honey and sandalwood. Its savanna-like climate and the vast grassland is used to breed horses and cattle.

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Small Peanut Bread / Små Peanøttbrød

A recipe for small bread found on brodogkorn.nosmå peanøttbrød_brodogkorn_post

This is bread for those who love peanuts and who like their bread fluffy, semi-rough and tastefully. The dough can also be used for rolls.

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