Welcome to the Peanut (Butter and Jelly) Gallery

During National Peanut Month, glamour shots of the popular foodstuff are on display at a gallery in New York City. Lee Zalben, founder of Peanut Butter & Co., was challenged to concoct 365 sandwich recipes. He loved the way they tasted and wanted to share the way they looked. Teaming up with photographer Theresa Raffetto and food stylist Patty White, he created the portraits to show off his nutty muse.

Zalben especially enjoyed the collaboration on the cityscape of the honeycomb sandwich.

In addition to peanut butter, Julius Caesar's immortal last words inspired "Et Tu, PB"—a sandwich with anchovies.

President and managing director of the National Peanut Board Marie Fenn never eats peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. For her, the crusty bread and robust tomatoes make "You Say Tomato..." her favorite sandwich depiction. (Since tomatoes are technically fruit, swapping them in for jelly may be a natural choice.)

Check out a few of the celebrated sandwiches here or at the Nutropolitan.

A few nutty facts

Technically, peanuts are not actually "nuts" but rather legumes (but "pealegumes" isn't nearly as catchy).

A peanut has boldly gone where no snack food had gone before thanks to astronaut Alan B. Shepard, who brought a peanut with him to the moon on the Apollo 14 mission.

Do you suffer from "Arachibutryophobia"? It's the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.

Peanuts also have a presidential pedigree—both Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter were peanut farmers.

Tips For Baking Perfect Cookies

Perfect cookies are within your grasp. Just grab your measuring cups and get started. Special thanks to the Institute of Culinary Education.

Netflix's Most-Binged Shows of 2017, Ranked

Netflix might know your TV habits better than you do. Recently, the entertainment company's normally tight-lipped number-crunchers looked at user data collected between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017 to see which series people were powering through and which ones they were digesting more slowly. By analyzing members’ average daily viewing habits, they were able to determine which programs were more likely to be “binged” (or watched for more than two hours per day) and which were more often “savored” (or watched for less than two hours per day) by viewers.

They found that the highest number of Netflix bingers glutted themselves on the true crime parody American Vandal, followed by the Brazilian sci-fi series 3%, and the drama-mystery 13 Reasons Why. Other shows that had viewers glued to the couch in 2017 included Anne with an E, the Canadian series based on L. M. Montgomery's 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, and the live-action Archie comics-inspired Riverdale.

In contrast, TV shows that viewers enjoyed more slowly included the Emmy-winning drama The Crown, followed by Big Mouth, Neo Yokio, A Series of Unfortunate Events, GLOW, Friends from College, and Ozark.

There's a dark side to this data, though: While the company isn't around to judge your sweatpants and the chip crumbs stuck to your couch, Netflix is privy to even your most embarrassing viewing habits. The company recently used this info to publicly call out a small group of users who turned their binges into full-fledged benders:

Oh, and if you're the one person in Antarctica binging Shameless, the streaming giant just outed you, too.

Netflix broke down their full findings in the infographic below and, Big Brother vibes aside, the data is pretty fascinating. It even includes survey data on which shows prompted viewers to “Netflix cheat” on their significant others and which shows were enjoyed by the entire family.

Netflix infographic "The Year in Bingeing"


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