All about sweet chestnuts:

Chestnut 411, Basic chestnut handling information, Featured Sweet Chestnut Recipe, Sweet Chestnut FAQs and more…

  • Chestnut 411
  • Chestnut handling
  • Featured Sweet Chestnut Recipe
  • Fresh Chestnut FAQs

 

Fresh Sweet Chestnuts

Fresh Autumn Chestnuts

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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Basic chestnut handling information

Basic chestnut handling information

Chestnuts - Cooking and handling information

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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Chocolate Chestnut Torte

Chocolate Chestnut Torte

Chocolate Chestnut Torte

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

Ingredients

  • 2   cups  whole milk
  • 2 1/2   cups  peeled whole RC Farms chestnuts
  • 1   cup  blanched almonds, toasted and
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Some common questions when it comes to the sweet chestnut.

  • What are chestnuts?

    The chestnut group is a genus (Castanea) of eight or nine species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the same family as the oak and beech.

    The four main species are commonly

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