'Every time I use pine nuts in a recipe, I am reminded of the big pine tree in the quad outside what, in the late 1950s/early 1960s, was the 'New Hall'.

We used to collect dennepitte at lunchtime and then crack the shells in the hinge at the top of our desks and eat the kernels, which (for some reason) used to infuriate our teachers. Those dennepitte tasted much better than the ones you get in a packet today.'

The  Pine  Tree
Pine  Tree