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 10, 2010
Credit: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

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