What is nougat?
Nougat (<Lat. nux gatum, nut cake) is a candy that is traditionally found in the countries around the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Nuts and honey which are found in abundance thanks to the warm climate, are essential ingredients to any variety of nougat.
In Spain, for example, well known for its almonds, we can find them back in the Spanish nougat varieties turrón and jijona.
And Italy has always been famous for its hazelnuts from Piemonte and pistachios from Sicily, so hence they have been included in their so-called torrone.