October 2011 and Chestnuts in Tuscany

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[Photo credits: pingendiartifex http://ow.ly/gWaJD
October in Tuscany means chestnut feasts, chestnut picking and chestnut recipes. For those who don't particularly appreciate chestnuts, now is the time to move on and out of this post. It's also true that you won't see any caldarrostai yet, since it's still really hot outside but in a couple of weeks they'll surely be in the streets of Florence selling their hot roasted chestnuts. Autumn Feast in  Abbadia San Salvatore (Siena) When: from October 7th to october 16th (weekends) Info @ www.comune.abbadia.siena.it Chestnut Feast in Main Sqaure of Molazzana (Lucca) When: October 9th You can taste this areas typical dishes especially the polenta a unique type of porridge made using chestnut flour. Info @ asr.cascio@libero.it Chestnut Feast in Gallicano (Lucca) When: October 9th Info @ www.comune.gallicano.lu.it The chestnut at feast -  Arcidosso (Grosseto) When: from the 14th to the 23rd of October only on 14-16 and 21-23 info @ locoarcidosso@yahoo.it Olive oil and Chestnut Feast -  San Giuliano Terme (Pisa) When: October 16th Info @ www.festadellacastagna.org Grande Sbruciatata (the big roast) - Cantagallo (Prato) When: October 16th, 23rd and 30th Info @ www.prolocomigliana.it Chestnut Feast - Filattiera (Massa Carrara) When: sunday Oct 16th info @ www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=92279382375 Chestnut Feast - Greve In Chianti (Florence) When: October 22nd and 23rd info @ www.comune.greve-in-chianti.fi.it Chestnut Feast  - Piteglio (Pistoia) when: October 30th Here you can taste the most amazing castagnaccio or chestnut cake! Info @ prolocopiteglio@alice.it