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The chestnut, grown on the tree of the same name, is a popular nut for cooking throughout Europe.  At around 180 calories per 100 gram, chestnuts are more carbohydrate (read sugar) than protein or fat. That sugar content is why cooks have been using the chestnut for both sweet and savory preparations for centuries. Chestnuts must be pre cooked before use in any dish and it is easy to find them milled into flour, canned, vacuum packed, pureed, or preserved in sugar or syrup (marrons glacés).

Chef Lesourd's delicious plating of pike perch

Chef Lesourd’s delicious plating of pike perch

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