Peanuts: The Southern Snack
Boiled or roasted? Peanuts were brought to the Carolinas in the Colonial period from Africa, where they were brought from South America by the 16th century Portuguese. University of South Carolina food historian David Shields tells how each place contributed to the way we enjoy peanuts today, and peanut merchant Tige Howie talks about which variety sells best. Either way you like it, the peanut has a mighty appeal to the Southern palate.