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Castagnaccio – Tuscan Chestnut Pancake Posted by on Jan 15, 2015

Large parts of central and northern Italy are covered with castagneti (chestnut woods), and for centuries chestnuts were the main source of food for the contadini (peasants) during the winter. This is reflected in the large variety of chestnut dishes, both sweet and savoury, which are still popular today. The traditional Tuscan pancake made from…

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