Thursday, January 29, 2009

Chestnuts!

Over the holidays, I received a request from Teri in the U.S. who said, "... one of the things that I miss about Christmas in Serbia is the roasting chestnuts. If, in your daily travels around town, you run across a vendor with chestnuts roasting, I would love to see it. I can almost smell them now..." I hadn't gone downtown much then, and when I did, it was either too early or too late to find anyone. Last weekend I found this fellow, Aćim (AH-cheem), who let me take his photo.


7 comments:

The Good Life in Virginia said...

great post and yes there is nothing like a little bag of roasted chestnuts to nibble on...

antigoni said...

I love "kastana". I take some from the market and bake them in the fire place or the oven. The house has a great smell.

Marie Reed said...

Mmm... Chesnuts roasting on an open fire.. Jack frost nipping at your nose!

XAPT said...

One of my favorite winter experiences is eating warm chestnuts while taking a nice long walk in the cold air. Thanks Bibi!

Z said...

Yummy! Marroni, they're called in Switzerland. You've got a nice photo here. Mine from last year (link here) wasn't so great. Must do better this year... :-)

richies said...

I've never actually seen chestnuts roasting on an open fire.

An Arkie's Musings

Virginia said...

He has a snazzier set up for roasting than the ones in Paris. Theirs were small and usually in a shopping cart. I could kick myself for not trying some!!
V