Well, here you are. This is the blog about food, mmm-yoso!!! Kirk, ed(from Yuma), Vicky(SFBay area) are too busy to write today and Cathy has time to write.
It's midweek and more than two weeks into the New Year...about the time people start to slip away from their New Year Resolutions. More than ten years ago, I stopped making resolutions to 'stop' doing something (the last one was I would stop using drive thru windows) and instead have made resolutions to 'start' to do something. This year, I decided I will make an effort to patronize local businesses. So far, this has started out well. Here's one...
People patiently waiting in line to place an order, after waiting while watching the Chestnut Lady (or Man) adding scoops of chestnuts into and out of the fascinating portable heating/roasting/stirring mechanism...removing the freshly roasted, steaming hot chestnuts and placing them in the adjacent basin to stop the roasting.
Stepping up closer to read the benefits of chestnuts (on another list, "Chestnuts are a lusty and masculine food for men, and able to make women well complexioned.") and getting a good whiff of the roast...
and, finally getting to the front of the line to place your order and pay...(it's $5 for 10 ounces, $8 for 16 ounces and $10 for 20 ounces...no bargains for buying more or buying less).
The nice lady waiting on us this day was pretty precise when weighing the amount ordered, removing and adding the small hot nuts, and showing you the scale to get your approval before handing you the bag you've paid for.
It's a nice, thick bag. This is good because those nuts are still hot.
Wonderful, bite size, tasty, thin skinned. Easy to peel, easy to eat. Yummy. Good for you too!
Are you keeping your resolution for 2013?
Jinbao Chestnut Carts, near the entrance of Asian Markets all over the City.