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The Tree of Life – Part 2 Posted by on Jan 28, 2015

essiccare = to dry/desiccate sbucciatura = to de-husk/peel metato/seccatoio = chestnut drying barn farina di castagne = chestnut flour gràfié e bigungia = dialect name for a large pestle and mortar malàta = hemp sack used for removing the husk from chestnuts vasùra  = tray for winnowing the chestnuts, from vassoio = tray In part…

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La Castagna (The Chestnut) Posted by on Nov 20, 2008

November. It’s time to sit around a log fire and savor a handful of hot caldarroste (roasted chestnuts) with a glass of vino novello (new wine). What more could you ask for? Large parts of central and northern Italy are covered with castagneti (chestnut woods) and for centuries chestnuts were the main source of food…

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