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A few weeks after the elections, in a much-needed gesture of goodwill, I apologized to millions of Americans for having mispronounced “pecan.” No, it wasn’t easy to eat a piece of my own humble pie. Both blunder and apology came during guest spots on the radio show “All Things Considered.” A year ago, in response […]

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Pecan Pie in 5 Easy Steps

November 16th, 2016 by Diane Jackson

Pecan Pie in 5 Easy Steps The National Pecan Shellers Association Shares Holiday Recipes Atlanta, Ga. – Nov. 15, 2016 – The holidays aren’t quite complete without having a traditional pecan pie on your dessert table. This rich delicacy is most often served between Thanksgiving and New Year’s and is a long-held Southern favorite. From […]

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Are Americans About to Go Nuts For Pecans?

September 9th, 2016 by Diane Jackson

Though often associated with high-calorie holiday desserts and delectably sweet treats, pecans have distinguished themselves as not only a tantalizingly tasty nut, but also a surprisingly healthful food. One of the few tree nuts indigenous to North America, pecans are vitamin and mineral powerhouses, providing thiamine, folate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and zinc, while also containing […]

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Southern Farm & Garden Magazine

August 29th, 2016 by Diane Jackson

Sneak Peak! PRAISE THE PECAN! Southern Farm & Garden takes an inside look at The Pecan.  Begin with an excerpt from James McWilliams book, The Pecan, a History of America’s Native Nut. Pecan trees were thriving in southern North America when Native Americans crossed the Bering Strait, or perhaps entered by boat farther down the Pacific […]

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