Good Food’s 2012 Cookbook Giveaway: Day 15

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Today is Day 15 of our annual cookbook giveaway. Every weekday until Friday, December 21, we’ll be giving away a cookbook at noon on the blog.

How does it work?

The first person to answer the day’s trivia question wins the cookbook. Answer below in the comments section.

Later in the day we’ll post a comment asking the winner to email us at with his or her mailing address. Be sure to check the comments section to see if you’ve won. You may only win once during this season’s giveaway.

If you’re the lucky trivia answerer, we’ll mail you a shiny new cookbook!

Today’s question:

How did peanuts come to the American South?

  • TaraG

    In the early 1900s the boll weevil had destroyed Alabama's cotton crop and many farmers had turned to peanuts as a cash crop. Cotton oil mills were converted to produce peanut oil. Livestock could eat the peanut plant and sharecroppers could feed their families on crops that weren't sold. George Washington Carver popularized them in the South through his research.

  • Zoha

    They made a roundabout trip from South and Central America to Africa and Asia with Spanish conquerors/traders and were brought back West by African slaves

  • Inga

    From Brazil and Peru in South America, they were brought north by Spanish explorers.

  • gillianferg

    Zoha that is the answer we were looking for! Congrats. Please send an email with your name and address to

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