American Black Walnuts bring the story of regional fare to holiday tables

Posted November 1, 2014

This season, recipes with a story are lighting up captivating conversations at holiday gatherings all across the country. Dishes that tell the tale of natural, heirloom, and local ingredients should be some of the most talked about around festive tables.

Black Walnuts have been part of American holiday cooking since the earliest days of the settlers, with a unique narrative few other foods can claim. Native Black Walnuts are a totally wild crop that’s hand-foraged every fall by locals across 16 states. The taste is natural and untamed, with robust, full-flavored, almost smoky notes. They’re completely sustainable, and grown free from orchards or pesticides.

Because Black Walnuts have been part of American holidays for generations, local heirloom recipes abound. Although regional taste preferences vary from southern, Midwestern, and even east coast and west coast cooking, Black Walnuts seem to evoke rich memories and traditions no matter where you call home.

In the past, cultural heritage-combined with the availability of local ingredients-provided the framework for what was served at the holidays. Today, creative cooks can explore unique regional dishes wherever they live. And now they can take the robust, earthy flavor of Black Walnuts to all-new recipes with Black Walnut Oil for meats, vegetables, and more. Want to add a story of American heritage and regional cuisine to holiday menus? Recipe–ready Black Walnuts are now readily available in the produce or baking aisles at retailers across the country, including Costco, Sam’s Club, Kroger, and Publix. Black Walnut Oil is also available nationwide at 940 Walmart Supercenters.

For Information Contact:

Susan Zartman, Director of Marketing

Jacob Basecke, Sales Manager