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 Anthropology of Food
Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 06:30 (06:30 AM) CST, day 329 of 2015
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Sicilian ice-cream in a bread bun. A good solution to a local problem: the Mediterranean heat quickly melts the ice-cream, which is absorbed by the bread.
"Palermo, Sicily
A Fistful of Rice.
A Fistfull of Rice
Claire Kathleen Roufs eating first food at 5 months.
Claire Kathleen Roufs
Eating rat.
"Eating Rat At
The New Year
National Geographic
Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
Desert People


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Peanut shells, with one split open revealing two seeds with their brown seed coats.

Peanut shells, with one split open revealing two seeds with their brown seed coats -- Wikipedia

NOUN: 1. : a low-branching widely cultivated annual herb (Arachis hypogaea) of the legume family with showy yellow flowers having a peduncle which elongates and bends into the soil where the ovary ripens into a pod containing one to three oily edible seeds; also : its seed or seed-containing pod
  2. : an insignificant or tiny person
  3. plural : a trifling amount
  4. : a pellet usually made of polystyrene foam that is used especially as packing material
ETYMOLOGY:   "1807, earlier ground nut, ground pea (1769). The plant is native to S.America. Portuguese traders took peanuts from Brazil and Peru to Africa by 1502 and it is known to have been cultivated in Chekiang Province in China by 1573, probably arriving with Port. sailors who made stops in Brazil en route to the Orient. Peanut butter attested by 1892. Peanut gallery "topmost rows of a theater" is from 1888; peanuts 'trivial sum' is from 1934" -- Online Entymology Dictionary



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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliophyta
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Aeschynomeneae
Genus: Arachis
Species: A. hypogaea
Binomial nameArachis hypogaea


Peanut. Moche Culture 300 A.D. Larco Museum, Lima, Peru

Moche Culture
Larco Museum Collection
Lima, Peru


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