On Roast Chestnuts Day, it’s time to celebrate with a delicious and fragrant snack that will make you fall in love with it from the first bite! Roasted chestnuts are known for their unique flavor, being described as resembling nuts, baked potatoes, and even pumpkin seeds.
Chestnuts have been around since the Ice Age, with pollen of the fruit being found in Europe. The Greeks and Romans were the first to use chestnuts in food, as the product was easy to transport and did not spoil quickly. To this day, the same method of cooking chestnuts is still used! Chestnuts are also very beneficial to one’s health, containing Vitamin C, protein, lipids, minerals, and complex carbohydrates. Not to mention, it’s a popular choice for both vegetarians and meat eaters.
- In Japan, chestnuts are served with beer, rice, or even chicken.
- In Tuscany, a walnut pie is a popular dish.
- Corsica is known for its fragrant honey from the product.
- On Valentine’s Day in Belgium, ladies receive boxes of candied chestnuts.
- The Spaniards are known for canning chestnuts and filling them with chocolate.
- The French enjoy chestnut soup.
How to take part
Gather some friends, roast chestnuts, listen to some music, and try out some unusual recipes. Share your photos and stories on social media and celebrate Roast Chestnuts Day!
When is Roast Chestnuts Day celebrated in 2023?
Roast Chestnuts Day is observed on December 14 each year.