Flavors of Thanksgiving: Chestnut Edition

Beautiful Chestnuts

Julie Weatherbee  bought the beautiful Michigan-grown chestnuts in this feature at Zingerman’s. Check them out background bigalicious and see more in her Food slideshow.  

Wikipedia’s entry for the American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) explains that this large, deciduous tree of the beech family was once one of the eastern United States dominant hardwoods before it was nearly wiped out by chestnut blight. Curiously enough, one of the few pockets to survive were some 600 to 800 large trees in northern lower Michigan. Read more