Confiture de Châtaigne
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Thank you Michigan for the lovely Chestnuts and Madagascar for your Vanilla Beans... Luxurious on buttered toast or under apples in a pie but best of all, generously lathered on Sunday's crepes...
In 1802, an Italian agronomist said of Tuscany that "the fruit of the chestnut tree is practically the sole subsistence of our highlanders" while in 1879 it was said that it almost exclusively fed whole populations for half the year, as "a temporary but complete substitution for cereals". Let there be chestnuts, the people's fruit...