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post #6166 of 7132
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

California produces half a million tons of walnuts a year and you are lucky to see a fresh walnut once in your life.
it's much worse this year. walnuts are harvested from the ground (they actually put a big machine on the tree to shake them loose ... very cool to watch), but because of repeated problems with contamination, walnuts now have to be pasteurized before they're sold. Very difficult to do in the shell without special equipment, so good walnuts have been scarce. Shame, because that was one of my favorite desserts -- put out a big bowl of walnuts with some mandarins ... crush the walnuts and peel the mandarins. great finish to a dinner.
post #6167 of 7132
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

What do you call nuts on the wall? Walnuts.
What do you call nuts with your beer? Beer nuts.
What do you call nuts on your chest? Chestnuts.
What do you call nuts on your chin?

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A dick in your mouth. happy.gif
post #6168 of 7132
Anyone ever use Hickory Nuts? They're not really domesticated and the shell is extremely hard to crack - my dad used to pay a retarded man ten dollars an hour to shell them for him. They are however delicious.
post #6169 of 7132
I've never heard of them. What are they similar to?

My least favorite nut is probably the brazil nut. What an awful nut.
post #6170 of 7132
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Originally Posted by mgm9128 View Post

I've never heard of them. What are they similar to?

My least favorite nut is probably the brazil nut. What an awful nut.
Plus fucking one. I accidentally bought them instead of pecan nuts (Pekannuss <-> Paranuss in German). They taste very odd. I've also read that the producers are allowed to mix a certain amount of olds nuts from last year's harvest in the new one, so it can very well happen that you'll find a rancid nut now and then. Oddly enough, I've been to four supermarkets last Saturday and each had Brazil nuts, none pecan nuts. I wonder who buys them.
post #6171 of 7132
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Anyone ever use Hickory Nuts? They're not really domesticated and the shell is extremely hard to crack - my dad used to pay a retarded man ten dollars an hour to shell them for him. They are however delicious.
hickory nuts are a midwestern thing, i think. they seem to me to be inexplicably popular in indiana. i find them bitter.
post #6172 of 7132
I always have found them very sweet and oily.
post #6173 of 7132
Fava beans in February? Worth a try?
post #6174 of 7132
must be from north africa, no? they still haven't started to bear in california yet.
post #6175 of 7132
I didn't get a closer look. I'll check tomorrow.
post #6176 of 7132
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Originally Posted by mgm9128 View Post

My least favorite nut is probably the brazil nut. What an awful nut.

back in the day they were called n****r toes.
post #6177 of 7132
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

back in the day they were called n****r toes.

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Must be a southern thing.
post #6178 of 7132
'Fraid not- generational. My Grandparent's generation used it commonly in the Midwest.
post #6179 of 7132
That's rather odd. I can't even imagine Brazil nuts being common enough to warrant a racist epithet. Ah well. Go America's greatest generation!
post #6180 of 7132
my grandfather in the Northeast called them that too
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