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Castagnaccio – the classic local dish with chestnut flour

Castagnaccio – the classic local dish with chestnut flour

The sweet chestnut flour is notorious for being difficult to keep for long periods – a certain moth being the most prevalent culprit – turning a bag of precious flour in a horrible biological experiment in a matter of days and so its time to use up last seasons flour before the arrival of the new.

We have just gone through the time of year when you could see small columns of white smoke coming out of various place in the chestnuts wood surrounding Barga. Once upon a time you would have seen many of the mysterious looking signs of life in otherwise deserted forests – the smoke in fact not […]