Chefs

Since our start, the National Peanut Board has worked with chefs across America to get people thinking about peanuts in new and different ways. Today, you can find peanuts in creative culinary dishes, on restaurant menus, TV shows and throughout this website. The National Peanut Board remains a go-to resource for all things peanut for today’s most innovative chefs and restaurants.

Change in Menu

It’s easy to see what’s trending on the food scene these days because it’s usually preceded with a hashtag. But how do chefs and restaurateurs set the course for the next menu-item meme, and how can peanuts play a role in the changing landscape of food trends? One behind-the-scenes trendsetter who inspires change in culinary cuisine is Patrick McDonnell, chef consultant and senior partner of McDonnell Kinder and Associates, LLC.

Dietitians Get a Taste of Peanut Harvest

When the seasons change to autumn, peanut farmers go into high gear. The Fall is harvest season and this year several registered dietitian nutritionists had an opportunity to visit a farm and witness the annual peanut harvest first hand.

Top 5 Posts for Cookbook Lovers

It’s National Cookbook Month and it probably comes as no surprise that we love recipes here at the National Peanut Board. Here are our top 5 posts about cookbooks that you may enjoy:

2015 Summer Fancy Food Show: Through the Lens of a Peanut Enthusiast

Traditional snack peanuts, peanut products and peanut butter were out in full force and proved to be well-loved favorites among the throngs of buyers at the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York. Many established brands showed innovations galore with new flavors and brand extensions. And new peanut foods showed creativity with bold flavors and some surprising combinations.

Culinary Media Talks Peanuts

Culinary media recognize the appeal of peanuts and peanut products in foodservice. Find out what news and trends are piquing their interest.

Behind the Scenes of a TV Cooking Segment

Have you ever wondered what it takes to put together a food shoot for television? In partnership with the Georgia Peanut Commission, National Peanut Board registered dietitian Sherry Coleman Collins (aka @PeanutRD on Twitter) often does on-air cooking demos on a local Atlanta outlet CBS 46 show Atlanta Plugged-in.

Peanuts on the Menu

From classics with a twist to one-of-a-kind dishes, chefs are inspired by peanuts every day. See some notable peanut creations from menus across the country.

New York Gets a Big Infusion of #PeanutPower

You couldn’t be in New York City last week and not know America’s peanut farmers were in town. The National Peanut Board spread #peanutpower through the Perfectly Powerful Peanut Pop Up. Visitors and participants were encouraged to share their peanutty experiences through social media using the hashtag #peanutpower.

Chefs Profess Their Love of Peanuts During National Peanut Month

As we come to the close of National Peanut Month, we are sharing a few peanut memories from America’s hottest chefs. We reached out to them to ask why they love peanuts and what their favorite memory of America’s favorite nut is. Pichet Ong, James Beard-Nominated Pastry Chef and Restaurateur “It’s funny with peanuts because […]

Something to Chirp About: Cricket Bars with Peanut Butter

Insect in your food? It may be there intentionally. There’s a new wave of snack products hitting the market that hope to capitalize on entomophagy (the practice of eating insects) becoming more socially (and literally) palatable in the American diet.
         

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