In Autumn and during winter, chestnuts are in season here and you can smell them roasting throughout the city during your weekend strolls. Well, our neighborhood decided to rally together for our own Castagnata, and we had a great time together. These pictures are with all the neighbors on our street. Captions on the photos will give further explanation, and clicking on the pictures enlarges them to see the details described.
|Preparing the chestnuts with a mild cut to the shell.|
|First round on the fire as Sergio gets the flame just right.|
|Round one is nearly done as neighbors arrive.|
|Enjoying round one with home made "vino giovane" (young wine). |
Luigi (left with glasses) was telling us how to improve the experience
with a trick he learned from the Contessa di Masser:
add a sliver of butter to the chestnut. Yes, it was good!
|By now 200 - 300 chestnuts later, we are all slowing down. |
They can be very filling!
|Saying goodbye. It's a Sunday evening and the kids have school |
in the morning. We love our neighbors!