Friday, December 22, 2006



Turrón is a traditional Christmas treat in Spain. It's a nougat candy made with almonds. In Kalamazoo, we can only find the soft Italian kind. My wife's cravings for the crunchy turrón would be unsatisfied, if it weren't for the kindness of friends who bring it back from Spain for her. In Montevideo, at Christmastime, there must be a hundred varieties of turrón for sale: blando (soft), duro (hard), with almonds, peanuts, pistachio, or chocolate. If you want to try making your own, here's an online recipe.

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