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National Pistachio Day

It's time to go nuts: today is National Pistachio Day! Pistachio nuts, according to FitSugar and Mireille Guillano (the author of French Women Don't Get Fat) are a great-on-the-go snack food. I always have a baggy of nuts in my desk at work, and in my car for an emergency hunger attack. They are loaded with good fat and a serving of pistachios is 45-47 nuts so you can have a few handfuls. Pistachios also are great incorporated into all types of recipes from appetizers to desserts. The California Pistachio Commission has put together a brochure of recipes featuring pistachio recipes from the nation's top chefs, including Tyler Florence's pistachio meringues and Sheila Lukins' pistachio frisee salad. I've found a super yummy super quick appetizer/snack recipe that pairs pistachios with brie. To take a bite,


Brie and Pistachios
From The California Pistachio Commission

8 ounces softened Brie (Camembert cheese can also be used)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped, roasted/salted California pistachios
1 loaf French bread baguette, sliced

  1. Generously spread softened Brie cheese on wedge-shaped slices of French bread baguette.
  2. Top with chopped California pistachios for an elegant, yet simple appetizer or snack.
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celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
makes me want a pistachio ice cream from venice! they are the best!
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 8 years
I love pistachios but I hate when the shells are closed and instead of breaking my jaw trying to crack them I throw them away.
Megatron Megatron 8 years
Happy Pistachio Day, everyone!!!
superjules superjules 8 years
I wish I knew Sarah. I wish macadamia nuts were also a little more affordable!
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 8 years
i love them, but could someone please tell me why they are $5+ for a little ity bity bag??
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 8 years
I'm a huge fan of roasted salted pistachios, I try not to eat them too often though because of the high salt content. My favourite time of year to eat them is in the summer when I'm camping.
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
Love these and that recipe looks great!
superjules superjules 8 years
I love them too! Especially if they've already been shelled for me. I'm a lazy sod. Just one little thing. That whole "French Women Don't get Fat"? Ummm....that's a myth. They get fat. Maybe not in the mass quantities such as we have in America, but they do. Same in Germany. They get fat too.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 8 years
mmmm pistachio's one of the few nuts i reallly love.
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