Nuts for Nichols

Is there a better food writer out there than the delightful Rick Nichols of the Inquirer? This week he’s charming us with what he plans to investigate in 2008. How can you not love the way this man strings a sentence together?:

What’s up with fruity, scarce Castelvetrano olives, which are threatening to upstage the fresh Lucque, my current olive pet?

Or poses a question like this:

Whither the native pawpaw?

Whither the native pawpaw, indeed.

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