Chestnuts: Where To Get Them Online

Allen Creek Farm, Ridgefield, WA 360-887-3669, www.chestnutsonline.com Chestnut Growers Inc., Saginaw, MI, 800-667-6704, www.chestnutgrowersinc.com Delmarvelous Chestnuts, Townsend, Del., 302-659-1731, www.buychestnuts.com Marky’s, Miami, FL,  800-522-8427, www.markys.com (frozen chestnuts) Trails End Chestnuts, Moses Lake, WA 509-765-3922, www.chestnuttrails.com

Chestnuts: Chestnut and Celery Root Soup

2 tablespoons butter 1 medium onion (about 5 ounces) cut into one-fourth-inch dice 4 ounces leeks, white part only, cut into one-fourth-inch dice 1 green apple, peeled, cored and cut into one-fourth-inch dice 12 ounces fresh peeled or frozen chestnuts 1 rib of celery, cut into one-fourth-inch dice One-half pound …

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Pumpkin Ravioli With Parmesan-Sage Cream

 A ravioli crimper (looks like a ridged pizza cutter, makes the job of making ravioli a lot easier) 1 to 1-1/2 pound pumpkin or other winter squash 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups hot skim …

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Pumpkin Risotto

About 7 to 8 cups chicken stock 1 tablespoon butter 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cups Arborio rice 1 1/2 cups cooked but still firm butternut, acorn or cooked winter squash, cut in 3/8-inch cubes 6 sage leaves, minced Salt and freshly ground white pepper 1/2 cup grated Parmesan …

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When I told my wife I was writing a column about buying cheese, she said, “What’s to know? You just go out and buy it, right?” Unfortunately, the cheese explosion of the past decade or so has created the enviable dilemma of more cheese– in volume, variety and quality—than ever …

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