but in reality it's true -- nobody really knows who invented the PB&J sandwich!
Originally posted by ken10
Is "Jelly" in the US the same as "Jam" that we have in England ?
If so what is the best flavour to use in a peanut butter jelly sandwich ?
Oh and do you still use normal butter or margarine on the bread ?
Thanks for any replies, I'd like to give it a try
Originally posted by HomerinNC
yup sum1, you were just talking about this in chat...
I dont care who did it TBH, I HATE PB&J.....
Peanut butter was invented and reinvented many times during history. Peanuts were known as early as 950 B.C. and originated in South America. The ancient Incas used peanuts and were known to have made it into a paste-like substance. As a crop peanuts emigrated from South America to Africa by early explorers and then traveled by trade into Spain who then traded the product to the American colonies. The first commercial peanut crop was grown in Virginia in the early to mid 1840's and in North Carolina beginning around 1818.
According to the Corn Products Company, Dr. Ambrose Straub of St. Louis patented a peanut butter-making machine in 1903 and some unknown doctor invented peanut butter in 1890.
The making of jam and jelly probably began centuries ago in the Middle Eastern countries, where cane sugar grew naturally. It is believed that returning Crusaders first introduced jam and jelly to Europe; by the late Middle Ages, jams, jellies and fruit conserves were popular there. In fact, the word "jelly" comes from the French word "gelée" which means to congeal. The use of cane sugar to make jam and jelly can be traced back to the 16th century when the Spanish came to the West Indies where they preserved fruit.