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Are Nuts Tacky?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Quirk, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. tangerine

    tangerine Senior member

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    I would have told him he was welcome to go out and get some caviar to rectify the situation. That would be the Beluga or Osetra of course.

    Pistachio gets my vote, but I love walnuts and cashews as well.
     
  2. odoreater

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    I remember as a young lad when we would go up into the mountains to collect hazelnuts. Those were the days...
     
  3. Tomasso

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    Many of the best hotel bars serve mixed nuts(sans peanuts). Good to see you use a serving spoon, I wish more places would. The Ritz and the Four Seasons don't, but they'll give you a fresh bowl if you ask.
     
  4. VKK3450

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    I think that you have to take the source into consideration. I don't know your friend, but when I think of times that I have heard people make comments such as this it is generally not from the most "classy" of individual. Pretentious maybe, but not who I would consider with class.

    I agree with the earlier sentiment that what was truly "unclassy" was this guy receiving your hospitality and making a comment about it.

    My momma didn't raise me that way...

    K
     
  5. tiger02

    tiger02 Senior member

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    Brazil nuts suck.
     
  6. stach

    stach Senior member

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    I was in a similar situation once. I told my friend that I had no interest in being around his friend (the jerk) ever again. Situation solved!
     
  7. Nantucket Red

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    Funny about the word "classy." You really don't hear people from the upper classes use it.

    A similar phrase I find curious is "no class," as in "He's got no class." Certainly he does. It's just decidedly lower.
     
  8. mrpologuy

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    I really enjoy eating spicy peanuts. The hotter the better.
     
  9. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    For people like this we have the ignore function.
     
  10. Quirk

    Quirk Senior member

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    Ok, thanks for the reality check everyone. I did pretty much chalk it up to him having one of his 'odd' moments, but for some reason, it did trigger a little neurotic second-guessing. Not that I'm a beluga and foie gras type of guy anyway. [​IMG]

    And thanks for participating in the stupid/whimsical poll.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Senior member

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    Yes, you should tell him that you have taken a poll of the most stylish guys on the Internet and they have validated your nut choice!!!

    That should shut him up. [​IMG]

    K
     
  12. bachbeet

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    I love all nuts, but if I have to pick a fave, it's the cashew. And, cashew butter is superb!
     
  13. Margaret

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    Sometimes, you feel like a nut; sometimes, you don't.
     
  14. Bradford

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    I vote for pistachios followed by walnuts and pecans.

    Don't really care for cashews, but that's just me.

    Oh - and your friend's statement was just stupid.
     
  15. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    The macadamia is just so awesome I sometimes wonder why people even bother with lesser nuts.
     
  16. Tomasso

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    The macadamia is just so awesome I sometimes wonder why people even bother with lesser nuts.

    It's the richest nut(and priciest), when you split one in half it just oozes oil. MMMMMMMMMMM
     
  17. Girardian

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    I'm sure it's possible to serve "tacky nuts" at a party --perhaps cheep 'beer nuts' at a high end affair, or peanuts in the shell with no receptacle for the shucked shells.

    However, setting out the classics is always acceptable, and in my book a wonderful idea. A few roasted and salted cashews to accompany a whiskey or cocktail is a perenial favorite.

    As others have pointed out, if you want to "take it up a notch" you can "dress up" your nuts by doing a little prep work. Additionally, you can find "pre--dressed" nuts, like roasted Spanish almonds with rosemary that are a hit at any party. This is one way of serving nuts without serving simple "mixed nuts" from a 10 lb. Costco tub.

    As others have pointed out, the only "tacky nut" here was the fellow who spoke out of line to his host!
     
  18. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Pine nuts don't get enough love. They tend to be used only for cooking but I think they're good to eat straight. They are also quite expensive -- not as expensive as macadamias -- if you want to flaunt your wealth.
     
  19. Earthmover

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    I am surprised that there hasn't been that much jibber-jabber over my nut rankings.

    I also wanted to make a joke about tacky nuts and exercising, but I stopped myself.
     
  20. Margaret

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    I am surprised that there hasn't been that much jibber-jabber over my nut rankings.

    I also wanted to make a joke about tacky nuts and exercising, but I stopped myself.


    Heh. Just don't use steroids when you exercise, or you end up with tiny tacky nuts.
     

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