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Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Season 5 Episode 513 | 26m 46s

Chestnuts have been a food source for thousands of years. They can be eaten raw, roasted, ground into flour, or mixed into pastries. In times of famine in Western Europe, it was the chestnut and its flour that saved many from starvation. Christina travels to the town of Pratalecchia in Tuscany that has produced chestnuts for centuries, where she harvests and cooks with this amazing ancient food.

Aired: 08/31/23 | Expires: 01/22/24
Distributed nationally by American Public Television
Extras
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Can kale save the planet? What is green living and why should we live that way?
How can we adapt our lifestyles to step a little lighter on our planet?
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Eating like an Italian is holding a deep respect for food and tradition.
Christina meets a chef who adapts Italian dishes to be healthier and kinder to the planet.
Call it tomato sauce or gravy, why is this dish so important to the Italian culture?
What is Italy doing for sustainability?
Christina meets a former New York police officer who has landed in a small town in Italy
Choosing more plant and less animal food intake is our best shot at making a difference.
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In a home kitchen in Tuscany, Christina creates a luscious meal with her friend Sandro.