• Chestnuts and Vanilla Beans

  • $12.00

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    Chestnuts from Michigan and nostalgia from New York combined with Vanilla Beans from Madagascar and we're back in Rome...  Not quite that roasted chestnut hand warmer experience but a lot of luxury on buttered toast or under apples in that pie you're working on, or 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...

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