A Brief History of Peanut Butter

Peanut butter got its name in the 18th century, but it's been around in some form for hundreds and hundreds of years. The more modern history of the spread features changes to the recipe and even a little litigation with the FDA.

Large cans of peanut butter sit on a shelf in a survivalist store in Sonora, California circa 1980. Image by © Ted Streshinsky/CORBIS

Topics in this Podcast: John Harvey Kellogg, culinary history, food