One of the things I actually enjoy about the cooler months is roasting chestnuts over an open fire. We are lucky enough to live in an area of Italy where they grow prolifically and many of the local towns and villages hold chestnut festas. One of our favourites is one of the smaller events which is held locally Zepponami Chestnut Festa 2009 towards the end of the month to which I hope we will be able to go to again this year.
Since moving to Lago di Bolsena last year we now have our own Sweet Chestnut tree in the garden, so we can roast them over our own open fire this winter. Just like much of our other produce this season the chestnuts this year have produced copious quantities.
This sackful should keep us well supplied.
I have posted this last shot on the photography blog Beautiful World that I participate in today as well.