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How Walnuts Came To California

Matthew Baron Historical

Bacchus, Dionysus, the Greek God Of Wine (and God of other worldly pleasures), fell in love with a princess named, Carya. She had sisters who were jealous of the relationship and tried to keep Carya away from him. Bacchus was …

History Of Mister Peanut

The History Of Mister Peanut

Matthew Baron Historical

His name was Amadeo Obici, but few will recognize the name. However, few people in America will not recognize the name of the business he started, Planters. He came to Pennsylvania as an immigrant teenager in the late 1800’s. It …

The History Of Pine Nuts

The History Of Pine Nuts

Matthew Baron Historical

When we first started using pine nuts in our cooking, we didn’t have much of an idea of where they came from. We had never been aware of anything edible on the pine tree. Pine nuts may have lurked in …

History Of American Pralines

The History Of American Pralines

Matthew Baron Historical

Praline (Pra·line) Definition: Noun. A smooth, sweet substance made by boiling nuts in sugar and grinding the mixture. Used especially as a filling for chocolates. A crisp or semi-crisp candy typically consisting of butter, brown sugar, and pecans. Praline was originally …

Blue Diamond Company History, blue diamond almonds

Blue Diamond Company History

Matthew Baron Historical

Blue Diamond Growers got its start in 1910 as a processing and marketing co-op for California almond growers. Today, there are six thousand almond farmers in California and thirty­ five hundred of them bring their product to their ninety-six-acre processing facility. In …

What Is A Nut, What Is not A Nut

What Is A Nut?

Matthew Baron Historical

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary gives us a basic definition of a nut: (1) A hard-shelled dry fruit or seed with a separable rind or shell and interior kernel. (2) The kernel of a nut. What is a nut? For many the nut …