Prunes in armagnac

Massimo Bassano, our first guide to the Italian table way back in pre-Columbian Geographic times, taught my consort and me to eat salad last. While he never put it in clinical words, his message was that it’s a scrub brush for your system. Which took the same pleasure out of greens that Planters is determined to extract from nuts, one of my favorite things to eat. Marketing them as a “digestive health mix” is about as alluring as selling ghee as Ex-Lax. The graphic of shelled and unshelled nuts in the shape of biceps and forearm is also symbolic TMI. The only thing worse was the NYObserver’s comparison of “soft brown ricotta gnocchi” to “kids’ Lincoln Logs.” Flush those floaters.