The chestnuts were plentiful as the tree is in the backyard. The walnuts however, required some searching which I thought was odd. The ground was flat and the grass trimmed. Then it dawned on me why the little old lady from the next village over was on her daily walks with a bag!
As is the case when something is in season, there is a celebration. There is something very festive about the scent of chestnuts being roasted. Here in the Piemonte area, almost every weekend there is a festival somewhere romancing the chestnut.
In the Piemonte area check out the villages in the Cuneo area, in Sottana, Montaldo Mondovi, Roburent, Roccavione and Benasco this coming weekend on the 18th.
Even if you don't have an open fire and Nat King Cole singing in the background, you can roast them in your oven...How to roast chestnuts in 20 minutes