Chestnuts are the nut produced by a family of deciduous trees and shrubs native to the warmer regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It was first introduced to Europe from Sardis, located in modern day Turkey, and Alexander the Great was so taken with the tree that he ordered them to be planted across Europe while on his various campaigns.
Harvested from October to March, the chestnut is used in both savoury and sweet recipes to make bread, pastries and stuffing, or candied to make the popular French and Italian confectionary marron glacé. Whole cooked chestnuts are also served to accompany various meals, and are roasted to provide a warming, sweet snack often eaten at Christmas.
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