USEFUL TO KNOW: In many cuisines of the world almonds are used in various culinary dishes. In Spain, the almond goes into the national dish — gazpacho, in its white version, which is served with milkshakes and grapes. In China the bitter almond is used as a condiment for Peking duck, signature fish and grilled pork. In India, the kernels of the nuts are fried in oil with a pungent Oriental spices and add to homemade yogurt. In many countries, roasted sweet and salty almonds is the best snack to beer and cocktails. Cakes, pastries, many varieties of candy and chocolate with the use of whole and crushed almonds become refined, exclusive taste of luxury products.