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Old 02-18-2017, 08:34 PM
terentii terentii is offline
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Originally Posted by pulykamell View Post
I've eaten them at the Christmas markets in Europe (mostly Budapest) where they are ubiquitous, so it's not the quality of chestnuts that's the problem. They're just bland.
I used to buy them from street vendors in England, and always asked for the ones that were charred a bit from roasting. That added a lot of flavor.

The best baked potatoes I've ever had, BTW, were roasted in the coals of a campfire on the Isle of Man. Not only were they charred, you actually had to dust the ash off them.