Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

The annual walnut harvest is cause for celebration for this California family. (Serves 6)
Savory Walnut Wafers
Mushroom Walnut Turnovers
Roast Chicken with Pears, Shallots, and Walnuts

Fruit and Walnut-Stuffed Pork Loin
Classic Walnut Boule
Walnut Rice
Haricots verts

Beet and Walnut Salad
Walnut Cake with Praline Frosting

March 08, 2010

Wine Note Walnuts, like many red grapes, have a considerable amount of tannin giving them an appealing bitter bite. To counterbalance, choose a wine that's low in tannin. Pinot noir is a good choice. It will underscore the earthy nut flavor. –Karen MacNeil

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