Our (ahem) soup-to-nuts guide provides kitchen wisdom about some of the most nutritious and versatile foods you'll find, including ideas for how to smoke, crumble, grind, pickle, candy, milk, slow cook, toast, pulverize, and fry them. Maybe we've all gone nuts, but from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s, U.S. nut consumption increased by 45% It makes sense: Americans are choosing more plant-based proteins and reaching for healthier snacks. But nuts aren't cheap, so it pays to treat them right. Milk them, literally and figuratively, for all they're worth. Now get cracking!