John In Seattle
I like most all varieties of nuts, but my favorite nuts are imported pistachios, not the California variety. They used to sell Iranian pistachios in all the stores exclusively until the embargo in the 70 s which coincided with the introduction of the California crops. You can still buy Turkish (almost as good as Iranian) ones on the web from a few places, some of the best are from Zenobia – http://www.zenobianut.com/department.asp?departmentID=1
Expensive, but they are definitely worth it.
Anyway, My favorites are Pistachios, Macadamias, cashews, in that order. Let’s not forget smokehouse almonds!