Thursday, November 6, 2008


In Portland Oregon they call these tasties Filberts. What ever happened to Hazelnuts? Years ago when I moved here it seemed they (locals) said everything weird. Seriously.

This one is odd to me. When there's such wonderful things as hazelnut coffee and hazelnut chocolate and hazelnuts in cookies and whatnot... why call them Filberts? And really, locals don't seem to have a lot of love for them either. They grew up with these things growing in the trees and no one seems to sing their praise. Upon looking it up in Wiki I learned the Corylus avellana (the Hazelnut) is a different plant from the closely related Filbert (Corylus maxima). So maybe these Filberts aren't actually Hazelnuts. Now I am really confused. Locals told me it was all the same. I think.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

As a life long local....who has hazelnut trees? Everybody has Filberts. My daily drive to Sonny's family home has some cool but creepy filbert fields.