Saturday, September 4, 2010

Will Miss #228 - plethora of chestnut-based foods

I grew up around chestnuts, but we rarely ate them except perhaps around Christmas. In Japan, chestnuts are everywhere. You can buy them in foil packs or freshly roasted to snack onr or garnish food. They are used to make rice dishes, traditional sweets like manju, and more Western-style cakes. They are also often mixed with beans or made into a paste for fillings, and, of course, used in sweets like chocolate and mont blanc. There's nothing I love more than sampling these foods.

I love the bountiful variety of Japanese chestnut-based foods and I'm going to miss them.