ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Lee Zalben aka The Peanut Butter Guy is the Founder & President of Peanut Butter & Co. which began as a sandwich shop in New York City serving nothing but peanut butter sandwiches. Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter is now sold in over 15,000 supermarkets, grocery stores, and natural food shops throughout the USA and Canada.

During weekends in the spring, summer, and fall, Lee can often be found on peanut farms in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Christmas Brittle™ was inspired by stories shared with him by the hardworking American peanut farmers that grow the peanuts used to make Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter.

He was also greatly influenced by President Carter’s memoirs Christmas in Plains and An Hour Before Daylight. Lee is the author of The Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook (Quirk Books) and a contributor to The Marshmallow Fluff Cookbook (Running Press). A graduate of Vassar College, he also writes the weekly That’s Nuts column for the James  Beard Award-winning food blog Serious Eats.