Herb and honey roasted chestnuts


Smoked garlic and thymeCall me a romantic, but the smooth, shiny exteriors of chestnuts remind me of a teddy bear’s nose.  Just looking at them brings back a flood of memories guided by the senses. Visions of roasting chestnuts over an open fire, popping open in netted baskets only to reveal a nut filled with earthiness and faint wisps of smoke pass for my minds’ eye. Christmas market memories in Florence, Rome and the mountain town of Bassano del Grappa, come vividly to life and I have half a mind to jump on the night train to Milan.

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