Slideshow10 Nutty Nutcrackers
Those walnuts, almonds, and pecans better watch out. They're about to get cracked by a bevy of newfangled and retro nutcrackers. (Anyone else love nutcrackers?) They're a fun, practical gift. Everyone loves nuts (well, the nut-allergic excluded) and everyone's got to crack 'em (only weenies buy them shelled, right?).
With thousands of varieties available, we picked out some favorites.
About the author: Lee Zalben was a PB&J-loving kid that grew up to be the founder and president of Peanut Butter & Co., which began as a Greenwich Village sandwich shop serving nothing but peanut butter sandwiches and expanded to include the now-famous line of all natural flavored peanut butter. Lee is a graduate of Vassar College and enjoys traveling the world in search of interesting foods made with peanuts, tree nuts, and seeds. When he's not working, eating, flying or writing, he enjoys scuba diving and training elephants.