Christmas Dishes Inspired by Christmas Music

Once November hits, Chicagoans are on watch for a local radio station, 93.9 FM, to change over to all Christmas music. This year, that happened on Nov. 7. That means roughly seven weeks of yuletide...

Chestnut flour recipe ideas?

by MadameC 9 months ago

Hello and Bonne Année (happy new year) from France! I have a lovely supply of local organic Chestnut Flour but am looking for ideas (ideally savoury) to use it. I have successfully used it to repl...

Please help me with roasted chestnuts-How do you get the fuzzy lining off? I just threw 3 pound in the garbage!

by hungryinmanhattan 9 years ago

I love roasted chestnuts and I am USUALLY a very good chef, so I decided to make some. I could NOT get the fuzzy lining off the nuts! I bought a chestnut cross-cutter because I had such a hard time...

What can I do with chestnut paste?

by brendastarlet 11 years ago

On a quick trip to Paris, I was charmed by little cans of chestnut paste (they came four cans in a little container.) I was thinking it might be a Nutella like substance, but I have no idea what to...

Making Marrons Glacés

by souschef 10 years ago

I have long been a fan of Marrons Glacés, that wonderful confection made by candying chestnuts. I was turned on to them when I was working at a university hospital and a student returning from a st...

What goes with chestnut?

by outRIAAge 3 years ago

A friend is currently gaga about chestnuts, and I sent her this Saveur recipe for tortellini made with chestnut flour and filled with chestnut and ricotta: http://www.saveur.com/chestnut-tortell...

How long can you keep dried chestnuts?

by saluki 3 years ago

I have a bag of dried chestnuts from a Chinese market in my pantry. They must be years old, since I can't remember when I bought them.... Anyone know the lifespan of these?.....

Chestnut recipes

by bblonde 3 years ago

I purchased two vacuum-sealed packages of peeled chestnuts from Trader Joes. I'm so excited Except I have no idea what to make. Suggestions please?

Has anyone found fresh chestnuts in the valley?

by Jen76 9 years ago

Would like to try making a chestnut stuffing. Has anyone found fresh ones - preferrably in the East Valley? I swear I've seen them in past years, but I have no idea where since I've never bought them.

Jarred chestnuts vs. Roasting and peeling my own

free sample addict aka Tracy L
by free sample addict aka Tracy L 3 years ago

I am interested in making garbanzo bean and chestnut soup. Would jarred or packaged chestnuts be better than chestnuts I purchase at the grocery store that I roast and peel myself? If yes, which b...

Chestnut flour?

Joe MacBu
by Joe MacBu 3 years ago

Who carries chestnut flour in Austin? Whole Foods, Central Market, Mandola's, Trader Joe's?

A can of unsweetened chestnut puree

by Monica 3 years ago

I have a can of imported chestnut puree...it's by Element Faugier which is a French brand. I probably picked it from a gourmet market long long time ago. It's not a sweetened kind. It only has ...

Help with Chestnut Flour

by saltylivingguru 3 years ago

I have a large bag of chestnut flour. I haven't used it before, and I am not sure how to use it. Any ideas? Thanks everyone.

Chestnut dish and dessert

by Monica 4 years ago

I am looking for a restaurant that serves dishes and desserts made with chestnut. Do most Italian restaurants serve chestnut based dishes in winter? Thank you.

Where to find Chestnut flour in Calgary?

by mikedbuch 3 years ago

Hey everyone found a recipe for chestnut gnocchi & want to make it this week anyone in Calgary area know where I can find some? I tried Bulk Barn, superstore & couple organic grocery stores but cou...

Does the parboiling and spring-loaded plier method work for peeling chestnuts?

by qwerty1 4 years ago

I came across this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbT3RnP9fLA . I was wondering if anyone has tried the aforementioned method before and how it compares to the X cut method, X cut method w...

Sourcing/ selecting decent chestnuts?

by annotate 4 years ago

I am tired of paying top dollar for chestnuts only to find the majority have very few non-moldy, edible parts. Does anyone have any suggestions for where to buy quality chestnuts? Also, what to loo...

Roasted Chestnut cocktail?

by alialiali 4 years ago

Any ideas for making a cocktail with roasted chestnuts? I have some from a party last night and I feel like I saw a roasted chestnut purée and whiskey cocktail on a menu recently, but can't pull up...


by jackfredi 4 years ago

I have a recipe for potato leek soup calling for frozen chestnuts. Impossible to find! Can I use fresh and roast them? Thank!

Can you actually buy American chestnuts anywhere?

by murphlaw152 6 years ago

My mother-in-law recently asked me to bring New England chestnuts back to California... and I was a little confused because I have only ever purchased Italian or French chestnuts, as far as I know....

Chestnut flour - making at home

by jimmyb32 12 years ago

Can anyone give me some tips on making my own chestnut flour? I've been unable to locate it in my local stores. I have chestnuts, but am not sure what to do next. Should I roast them first (to ma...