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About Sweet Chestnuts

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When Columbus discovered America, the principal native timber was chestnut. When the earliest settlers came to the East Coast, they made log cabins and fences principally from chestnut – a long-enduring, termite-proof wood.

Nuts from the towering 100-foot tall trees were nourishing food

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To shell chestnuts:  Place the chestnuts in boiling water and boil 8 to 10 minutes. Drain off water and leave the them in the saucepan to dry off before shelling. By leaving the pan on low

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Featured chestnut recipe courtesy of  Canal House Cooking Volume No. 7: La Dolce Vita  by Melissa Hamilton & Christopher Hirsheimer/Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2012.


  • 2   cups  whole milk
  • 2 1/2   cups  peeled whole RC Farms chestnuts
  • 1   cup  blanched almonds, toasted and

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  • What are chestnuts?

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