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Key Ingredient: Chestnuts

Chestnuts are another one of those foods that represent fall to me. Bonnie Benwick featured them in her Dinner in 35 Minutes recipe this week, Chestnut, Rice and Pancetta Soup.


Chestnut-Maple Cheesecake (Julia Ewan/The Washington Post)

Chestnut Puree, a condiment that you might find room for on your Thanksgiving table.

Chestnut-Maple Cheesecake, a dessert that freezes well for whenever you have some surprise company.

Roasted Chestnuts, to simply enjoy them in an unadulterated form.

Savoyard Chestnuts and Apples, a French-inspired side dish.

Tell us about your favorite use for chestnuts.

Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.

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