“O chestnut-tree, great-rooted blossomer,
Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole?”
William Butler Yeats
The aroma of roasting chestnuts is an iconic symbol of the late autumn and the early winter season. For some families, certain celebrations, like Christmas dinner, are never complete without chestnuts roasting in the oven, served as the very final course with fruit, such as clementines and dried figs. Chestnuts are seasonal, available less than two months out of each year, but are still embraced by the general public. For some its traditions that brings more warmth and holiday spirit, curling up next to a warm fire, drinking a nice hot chocolate and having some chestnuts roasting on the fire. For others, its special, earthy flavour is what symbolizes a closer connection with nature, being as much a part history and late autumn tradition as raking leaves.
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