While working the peanut butter off the roof of your mouth, have you ever wondered who came up with the PB&J? The staple sandwich of childhood hasn't been around as long as you think. It's actually a more recent invention.
The first references were found in an issue of Boston Cooking School magazine dating back to 1901, where Julia Davis Chandler describes her creation, "so far as I know, original."
Peanut paste, as it was called then, wasn't that great until Joseph Rosefield developed a way to keep it from separating. He called it Skippy.
And even though jellies and jams had been around for a long time, World War II brought the dish to mass appeal, as soldiers enjoyed a bite for an energy boost.