Today’s guest is Akiva Silver from Twisted Tree Farm, a 20-acre homestead and nursery tucked back in the hills of Spencer, NY. He shares his passion for chestnuts and chestnut tree farming.
In today’s episode, Akiva and I discuss:
- the history of the chestnut tree in the United States and other countries and what is unique about American chestnuts compared with those from Asia and Europe
- the difference in taste, texture and cooking properties between various types of chestnuts and chestnut flower from different locations over time
- the nutritional content of chestnuts vs. other nuts
- why he refers to the chestnut tree as the bread tree
- …and much more
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Jennifer M. Dolan is a registered dietitian nutritionist with over three decades of experience in critical care where she developed expertise in metabolism of food. She developed an appreciation for food culture and tradition through her travels and believes that one can experience a sense of place through food. She is the founder and editor in chief of Terroir News which reports news and information on the concept of terroir.