12-19-07 - 4

The walnuts we get at farmer's market are such a revelation; they're so sweet, and have these floral notes, and they completely lack the bitterness that makes your mouth pucker when you eat normal walnuts. I'd always heard that nuts go rancid quickly, but never thought it was a big issue, now I realize that pretty much every single supermarket nut is well on its way to being rancid. It's quite a treat to discover how good these basic ingredients can be, but on the other hand it leads me down the path to being a horrible food snob who says things like "oh, where did you get these walnuts? from safeway? no thanks, I don't eat supermarket walnuts". good grief.

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