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I love hot chestnuts too!
However, has anyone tried the vermicelli tarts made with pureed chestnuts? I can't stand them .
Actually I love vermicelles too

And it's also traditional here to cook chestnuts with red cabbage. The sweetly taste of chestnuts mixes well with the acidity of the cabbage. I've never done it though, but it brings back fond memories of eating it at my grandmum's place
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Old 08.10.2012, 13:56
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

As cabbage has been mentioned it reminds me of sauerkraut - a great thing to eat when it's cold outside. I like the red kraut that has cinamon added.
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Old 08.10.2012, 14:20
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I'm with you! But having just moved here from the US I'm wondering about the taste of the ground beef and lack of cheddar cheese to go on top. What do you think?
The "problem" I have with the ground beef is that it's too finely ground. Also I stopped buying the budget ground beef which I find not particularly nice.

You can find cheddar at the Coop but you may want to try using Gruyere instead.


As for comfort foods, of course all kinds of soups, a nice pot of chili or polenta with stewed meat.
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Old 08.10.2012, 15:30
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

I always use hand cut meat for chili, never ground.

But, of course, I don't use beans either.

Venison makes great chili, by the way.

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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

Has anyone tried to roast chestnuts in the oven with good results?
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Old 08.10.2012, 15:52
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I love hot chestnuts too!
However, has anyone tried the vermicelli tarts made with pureed chestnuts? I can't stand them .
I'm with you there. Love roast chestnuts, chestnut stuffing, chestnuts with chasse, but vermicelles just turns me .

To answer the op though, chasse all the way.
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Old 08.10.2012, 15:55
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Has anyone tried to roast chestnuts in the oven with good results?
No, but you can do them in a cast iron frying pan over high heat on the stove, though the correct pan works better (and is quite cheap) and also works on the stove.

I just hate them all over the road, really have to be careful riding at this time of year.

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Old 08.10.2012, 17:00
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

Vermicellis are eww, pasty and too sweet, there just isn't enough flavor in them, I can't stand sloppy deserts (minus fruit crumbles).

Soups are great in the fall, but I make ton of them all year round. Mom's goulash, fo sho.

The kraut with cinnamon sounds interesting, gotta try that.

Meat loafs, nice and well done, with spices and texture are always nice in cold weather.
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Old 08.10.2012, 17:26
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

"Metzgete" is just around the corner ,Had the first 0 degree here so anything which was left in the garden Question:what chan i do with green tomatos .I have tons off it
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Old 08.10.2012, 17:28
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"Metzgete" is just around the corner ,Had the first 0 degree here so anything which was left in the garden Question:what chan i do with green tomatos .I have tons off it
Watch the movie, what was it called..here.
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Old 08.10.2012, 17:36
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I'm with you but having just move here from the US I'm wondering about the taste of the ground beef and the availability of cheddar cheese to go on top.
Good authentically made British cheddar cheese can be found at the British Cheese Centre at the Viaduct, run by EF member grumpygrapefruit.

The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

.... and the beef tastes like cows.
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Old 08.10.2012, 17:55
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Good authentically made British cheddar cheese can be found at the British Cheese Centre at the Viaduct, run by EF member grumpygrapefruit.

The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

.... and the beef tastes like cows.
That stuff is too good to be wasted as a topping! It's so good it needs to be eaten alone with a few crackers and/or some bread.
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Old 08.10.2012, 18:34
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Old 08.10.2012, 19:08
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

This time of year a plate of venison, spätzle, red cabbage and chesnuts with a thick blood and red wine gravy always goes down a treat, and for me, is so typical of this damp, dank, dark weather.
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Old 08.10.2012, 19:48
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

Some homemade ooey-gooey macaroni and cheese would be good right about now too.
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

Creamy mashed potato, with loads of butter and black pepper, served with anything!
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

Right now? Baked potatoes and bacon gravy...
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

Ooh, now I'm craving a baked potato!
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Old 08.10.2012, 21:02
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

For me at the moment it is home made apple and berry crumble, with vanilla icecream melting on top of it.
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