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The art of choosing walnuts

November 7, 2009 | 11:57 am

Walnuts Walnuts seem easy to overlook — how special can a nut be? — but every fall I look forward to the new crop of walnuts.

Get them now, before the holidays, when the meat is sweet and slightly creamy and they haven't had a chance to develop any rancidity.

The shells will be fragile enough to crack with your hands.

— Russ Parsons

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