November 27, 2012

MOTOism: No Ordinary Chestnuts

by Moto Yamamoto

Did you know that the U.S. lost all its chestnut trees back in early 1900s due to a disease brought over from China or Japan?

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January 16, 2012

Culinography: Winter Baking

by Erin Gleeson


Baking chestnut cake dusted with powdered sugar and pine nuts. This was taken as part of an assignment for Edible Brooklyn to accompany an article on chestnuts.

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December 29, 2011

Japanify: Kuri no Kanroni (Chestnuts Simmered in Syrup)

by Yoko Kumano


Chestnuts signify the presence of winter in many cultures. Although I’ve never actually tried chestnuts roasted by an open fire, I have tried the Japanese version of chestnuts simmered in simple syrup, or kuri no kanroni.

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