2006-11-18

The pleasure of peeling peanuts

Yesterday, I rediscovered the pleasure of peeling fresh peanuts. It's much easier to just buy peanuts that are already peeled, but they're not as fresh, and they're usually salted. Peeling fresh peanuts requires patience, and you usually spend more time peeling, than eating. But the gratification is so much greater, because you have to work to get the peanut. In our society of laziness, symbolized by prepackaged peanuts, I think it's important to sometimes take time to peel peanuts yourself, to realize the value of peanuts.