Nuts. Chestnuts, Hazelnuts, Walnuts.


There is so much I don’t like about autumn. Sorry. This should read ‘there is so much I don’t like about autumn in … Belgium’. Autumn in Belgium equals constant rain. Constant! Grey skies. And that miserable wet coldness. You know what I mean. (The t-w-o sunny days we just had don’t count!)

But there is also so much I like about autumn. I love the smells and colours of autumn, I love the food. Oh, the food. I think autumn must be the best seazon for food. Maybe not exactly the most figure friendly seazon, but the best foodie seazon. It is all about game, and earthy tones and tastes, about nuts. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? It doesn’t get better than this!

So ok, we might not have the open fire and all, but roasting chestnuts and eating them while our finger tips get all burned, that is an unforgettable moment. And painful. Pair them with game, and you get a dinner worth of kings and queens. But more on that in a later post.

How do you like to use chestnuts?

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  • I have never cooked with chestnuts. 🙁

  • Joëlle

    Cooked over coals at these little ‘kiosks’ in the city in winter – smells great!
    A colleague simply pops them in micro-wave at word and “pop”! … they’re done. And they taste good. But only a few seconds, mind, otherwise they burn and you’ll have the entire office wanted to evacuate …

  • I spent the weekend in Antwerp (for a quick family visit) and we had two days of crisp, cold and sunny weather! Must be those two days that don’t count 🙂

  • Chestnuts dessert, especially with it is covered with chocolate!!!