Nut oils are oils that are pressed from nuts. They have a low smoke point, so they are generally not something you’d pour into a skillet to fry up onions in. And even if that didn’t deter you, the price and taste would. They are generally too expensive, and too strong-tasting, to use in any…
The 31st of October is Nutcrack Night. You would place two nuts side by side in the fire to tell the fate of lovers.
Nutting Day is the 14th of September. For centuries it was traditionally a day in England for groups of people to go out into the woods for organized, festive group harvesting of autumn nuts.
This recipe used to be an American favourite at Thanksgiving.
This is a bit fiddly, but you can make it a day ahead.
This is a monumental recipe, both in the quantity of cookies it makes, and in the breathtaking fashion with which it calls for sugar, lard, and meat, of all things.
With a name like this, who is going to be able to resist trying them?
Dead easy! Some people say to make this cake a day or two in advance before serving.
The taste of sage and walnut together in a pasta sauce is rich and satisfying.
A gorgeous and really healthy curry.
This is a bit of futzing, but as most of these kinds of recipes are for meat, it was worth including this meatless one. The prunes are actually gorgeous in it, particularly with the squash.
The 20th of August is St Philbert’s Day. It marks the start of the hazelnut harvest in England. It used to also be the time for very bawdy nutting festivities.
If you haven’t made a steamed pudding before, we have simple guidelines!
Good to have on hand for guests. Keep it wrapped in tin foil or plastic wrap.
A rich, gutsy pasta dish.
A gorgeous looking and gorgeous tasting salad. Allow your guests to dress it themselves with the salad dressing served separately.
You’ll never find a simpler pie to make — or a harder one to keep people’s hands off of until dinner time.