Friday, December 18, 2009

Turron for the holidays

I was introduced to the Spanish nougat-y treat called turron back when I lived in Madrid many, many years ago. At the time I didn't really get it: nougat and nuts (one of my top five worst things in the world) do not an elegant delicacy make. In fact, the Internet has proof that I really found turron to be quite unexceptional.

But I've since come around to liking turron--as is clearly reflected in my choice to pose this delicate package on top of my sophisticated fireplace grill. Why the change? Well...I think I've just become more tolerant in my old age, and have decided that sugar, in almost any form, and even when involving nuts, is a good thing. I guess that is what they mean about the wisdom of old folks.