chestnuts in myl
Where can i get chestnuts (for roasting) in montreal?
The last 3 times i bought them from Adonis, almizan, and Metro (verdun) they were stale, black on the inside, and moldy respectively.
Does no one roast chestnuts anymore?
Ick - rotten chestnuts sound horrible indeed!
My advice to you is to always buy fresh produce from places that have a very high turnover... For instance at your Metro in Verdun I find it hard to believe that chestnuts are selling like hotcakes.
If freshness is an issue - check out some of the farmer's markets in town (e.g. Atwater, Jean Talon). I saw chestnuts at Jean Talon this month, and no doubt they'll continue to be there until they go out of season in the spring. Also there are countless produce stores on Mont-Royal east of the metro which will no doubt be selling them too.
You may know this, but roasted chestnuts can also be found ready peeled and in vacuum packs. True they are no way near as good, but for certain dishes it can work in a pinch.