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Boiled Peanut Man

A bit of Dixie on Dexter Rd.

posted 6/18/2010

Tom Laporte, aka the "Boiled Peanut Man," brought a small piece of Dixie to Dexter's backyard last November. Laporte, thirty-five, the sous chef at the Ann Arbor City Club, has worked in the food industry most of his life and spent some of that time in Florida. While traveling in the South, he became fascinated with the ubiquitous roadside snack and wondered why

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