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Eat This Word: Marcona Almonds

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December 06, 2016

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WHAT? Sovereign nut. Prized around the world, Marcona almonds are round, flat, and tan, and the trees on which they grow require tender, loving care. Marconas, which come from Spain, are typically eaten peeled, fried in olive oil, and salted. Spanish cuisine may have more uses for almonds than any other cuisine in the world. Although we once read that almonds "exert a relaxing effect and enhance intellectual activity," we suspect the real reason the Spanish eat so many of them is simpler—just taste them and you'll see why. It's no wonder they have been called the "queen of almonds."

WHERE? Southern Spain Celebration at the Beard House

WHEN? Tuesday, December 06, 2016

HOW? Torrijas with Marcona Almonds, Maple Syrup, and Dark Chocolate