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How Do You Cook Chestnuts? A Guide To This Cold Weather Delicacy

How Do You Cook Chestnuts? A Guide To This Cold Weather Delicacy
From Fine Dining Lovers - November 8, 2017

Autumn is the perfect time of year to fall in love with chestnuts. Sweet, creamy and highly aromatic when roasted, chestnuts are a wonderful way to boost the flavor of fall and winter recipes. So how do you cook chestnuts? Join us as we discover some fun facts about chesnuts and flavorful recipes you can easily prepare at home.

CHESTNUTS: NUTRITIONAL CONTENT

Rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, chestnuts contain a wealth of minerals including potassium and magnesium. Chestnuts are the only tree nut that contains vitamin C. Prized for centuries in Asia and the Mediterranean chestnuts are an ancient plant believed to have originated 10 million years ago.

Want to know more? Here are 26 things you probably did not know about chestnuts.

CHESTNUT BEER & LIQUEUR

Did you know you could make beer from chestnuts? It's a flavorful beverage popular in Italy and France that requires a lot of effort to produce. Chestnuts are naturally high in starch, which clogs the filters during the brewing process. The effort is well worth it although the beer is somewhat of an acquired taste for some beer drinkers.

Chestnuts are also the base for an Italian liqueur known as castagnaccio. The French produce a creamier version called creme du chataigne.

HOW TO COOK CHESTNUTS: FALL RECIPES

Pumpkin, mushrooms and chestnuts: a delicious trio that highlights the flavors of fall. It's an easy fall dish anyone can prepare. Here is the recipe.

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