A couple of summers ago, Alex and I went to Portland, Oregon . It was a magical week of nonstop eating and drinking (that’s how we vacation). During this trip, Alex became obsessed with calling hazelnuts filberts. To this day, he can’t say the word filbert without smiling or looking at me because he knows how much it annoys me! Anyway, did you know Oregon produces over 90% of the United States’ hazelnut crop? Yup, it’s true.
I love hazelnuts. I can eat them by the handful toasted. I like them ground into a delicious praline. But most of all, I can’t get enough of hazelnuts with chocolate. I love it so much that I buy the giant tubs of Nutella from Costco.