Old School

Old School

The Beginning (and End) of Mr. Peanut

Amedeo Obici arrived to the U.S. alone at age 12. He would go on to build a peanut empire with the help of Antonio Gentile, a kid who created the monocle-wearing character in 1916.

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The Italian American Wartime Kitchen

Jobs and the finer things were in short supply during WWII, but none of that mattered as we circled the stove, taking in the ragù's garden-rich aroma with crusty bread in hand.

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