Other than singing about them every holiday season, I only became truly familiar with chestnuts for the first time a few years ago while studying in Milan, Italy. During the winter months you can’t walk the city center without being met with the smoky smell of “castagne al forno" roasting on site. In season from September through February and immortalized by Nat King Cole, chestnuts are synonymous with the holiday season and a flavorful addition to cold-weather dishes.
Thanksgiving is mere days away, which means Christmas is right around the corner. When did that happen? At MyRecipes.com, we've been thinking about holiday food for weeks and weeks, and finally it's time to actually enjoy some with family and friends.