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Monday, December 18, 2006

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

There's nothing so reminiscent of winter in London as catching a whiff of chestnets roasting on a brazier. There are few left, this man runs a fruit & veg stall in Covent Garden

posted by Ham at 00:19 -- Comments here: 13

Comments on "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire"


Blogger Jing said ... (02:29) : 

i like eat roasted chestnuts.
cute shot!



Blogger Kate said ... (04:38) : 

Looks inviting!


Blogger Lulu said ... (04:41) : 

the same in Portugal..Love chestnuts


Blogger Lavender Lady said ... (05:56) : 

I don't think I have ever had a roasted chestnut. Have I led a sheltered...or just dull life?


Blogger lynn said ... (10:38) : 

Well, you certainly have missed out, yes Lavender Lady! They are delICIOUS! Adore them. Haven't seen any street sellers yet this year :( are they getting thin on the ground? As a child, we would walk along Oxford and Regent Street and in Knightsbridge stopping every so often for a tiny bag of yummy chestnuts!


Blogger les maudites said ... (14:40) : 

nice shot


Blogger Ame said ... (21:13) : 

YUMMY! Even this So Cal Girl loves 'em...and I didn't even grow UP with them! My MIL always has them around this time of year...and she's from Indonesia...think she steams them in the pressure cooker tho...go figure! Ahhh... a fruit & two veg...I mean FRUIT & VEG stand...very charming! ;-)


Blogger Gail's Man said ... (21:36) : 

I've never tried a hot chestnut. I'll have to come to London to try one.


Blogger Mental Floss said ... (13:50) : 

Very nice capture


Blogger Nuno said ... (22:07) : 

Hi Ham, what a coincidence with the theme chestnuts!


Blogger Dana said ... (22:08) : 

I pass this man every other day :))

But the fruit stall is gone, now it`s dodgy pasminas...


Anonymous DDA said ... (19:42) : 

Does anybody know where i can buy a chestnut roaster like this?

dangerous dave allan


Blogger Abi King said ... (19:29) : 

Glad to hear that there are still some around. I have fond memories of roast chestnuts...


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