I had a small gathering recently, and had put out various types of nuts early in the evening for guests to munch on. At one point, an acquaintance held up a dish, gave me an obnoxious look and asked "Nuts? You're serving... nuts? Classy." and sort of snickered. I asked what he meant, but he just kind of rolled his eyes. He's someone I don't know well -- a friend of a friend -- but I know he has a tendency to be laughably pretentious and obnoxious, so I tend to think he was just being his usual weird self. But is it 'tacky' to serve nuts at a gathering? This wasn't anything formal, just a casual dinner party. And yes, there were spoons in the bowls. Anyway, what is your favorite nut?