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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving week has arrived, and like you, I’m busy menu planning, running to the market, and preparing for the big day this Thursday. There will be no ingredient of the week here at la Domestique, but I’ll be popping in to share inspiration throughout...

This Past Week at La Domestique: Chestnuts

This past week at la Domestique was dedicated to cooking with chestnuts. Autumn is the season when chestnuts drop from the tree in windfalls. Here at la Domestique we explored cooking with raw chestnuts, jarred roasted chestnuts, chestnut purée, candied chestnuts, and...

Pumpkin Chestnut Soup

Pumpkin Chestnut Soup may be the most delicious meal I’ve ever made. Ever. Maybe it’s the time of year. I am a creature of autumn. I cherish cool days and soft yellow sunlight. I relish whipping winds and leaves crunching beneath my feet. Pulling scarves...

Storyboard: Chestnuts

Growing Chestnuts are a funny looking nut with a fuzzy covering over their hard shell. There are several varieties of chestnut trees in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Due to high levels of tannic acid, chestnuts cannot be eaten raw. The fuzzy exterior must be removed,...