Eye Nosh: Yes, Pecan!
Forgive us for getting a little nutty, but today happens to be Pecan Day. "Apparently, someone thought that it was such a great nut, that they created two days to celebrate Pecans. One in March, and the other in April. A little nutty perhaps, but true," jokes Holiday Insights.
The National Pecan Shellers Association are little more serious about their business, and have the history of pecans for your edification, though, thankfully, as they point out, the month of April is all about pecans, in case you were caught unawares today. It's been a few years since Slashfood observed the occasion, but in case you wanted to get in the kitchen with some pecans, they'll point you towards some recipes. (Doing the whole Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally "proud to partake of your peeeeee-caaan piiiiie" bit is entirely optional, though suggested.)
According to the photo evidence in our LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr pecans are best in pie, salads, or candy.