Hamilton Nolan · 03/30/16 11:10AM

U.S. peanut inventories are so high that farmers “may not have enough warehouse space” to store the bounty. Everyone must eat more peanuts—for America!

Hamilton Nolan · 06/17/15 04:03PM

“Men and women who eat at least 10 grams of nuts or peanuts per day have a lower risk of dying from several major causes of death than people who don’t consume nuts or peanuts... but peanut butter is not associated with lower mortality.” The agony and the ecstasy of living the nut life.

"Nut Rage" Exec Sentenced to One Year for In-Flight Macadamia Meltdown

Taylor Berman · 02/12/15 12:06PM

Korea Air Lines' infamous "nut rage" executive was sentenced to one year in prison on Thursday after being found guilty of obstructing aviation safety. In December, Heather Cho—the company's former vice president in charge of in-flight service—ordered a crew chief off a Seoul-bound flight because she and others in the first class cabin had been served macadamia nuts in a bag, not a dish.

Verily, Nuts Are the Food of the Gods

Hamilton Nolan · 11/21/13 10:03AM

Nuts: the demure yet dynamic dynamos at nature's table. Might it be true, friends, that eating nuts will actually cause you to not die? Yes. It is absolutely true. Science celebrates The Nut!

Hamilton Nolan · 11/04/13 04:03PM

Yes, macadamia nuts are poisonous to your dog, and your dog will die from eating them. But is it not more cruel to deny your dog macadamia nuts?

Macadamias Are the Best Nut

Hamilton Nolan · 06/17/13 01:31PM

"Don't blame me," most people say. "I'm just a squirrel trying to get a nut." If you were a squirrel trying to get a nut, why not go for the Cadillac of nuts? The macadamia nut. It comes from Hawai'i.

Cashews Are the Second-Best Nut

Hamilton Nolan · 06/10/13 03:19PM

There are plenty of nuts you can purchase if you want to. But imagine that all nuts were the same price. What nut would you buy then? If the person in question is me, one of my top two choices would be the cashew.

Pecans Are the Third-Best Nut

Hamilton Nolan · 06/03/13 03:08PM

When I tell people how much I like pecans, some people are surprised. "Hey, I think this or that other nut is tastier than a pecan," they'll say. Well, okay, fine. That's your right.

Almonds Are the Fourth-Best Nut

Hamilton Nolan · 05/28/13 03:28PM

I don't know this for sure, but I'd guess that almonds are one of the most popular nuts in America. And why not? They are good. In fact, I'd say almonds are the fourth-best nut you'll find anywhere.

Pistachios Are the Fifth-Best Nut

Hamilton Nolan · 05/20/13 02:10PM

I like pistachio nuts. In fact, I would say that pistachios are the fifth best variety of nut in the whole wide world.

Are Nuts Salty or Sweet?

Hamilton Nolan · 11/28/12 12:00PM

Let us stipulate, as gentlemen and gentlewomen, that food can generally be divided into two separate and distinct categories: Sweet foods, and Salty (or Savory) foods. Accepting momentarily this fundamental bifurcation, we turn our attention, as we do so often, to nuts. Nuts. Are they a salty food, or a sweet food? The answer is not so simple.