…almost all the edible chestnuts you see for sale in the States are imported. We bring in some 4,000 metric tons of whole chestnuts per year from Europe, mostly around the holidays. Chestnut paste, a very common spread on the Continent, is virtually unknown here for reasons that a surely obvious. The same goes for chestnut flour. Perhaps one day, if the chestnut forests ever come back, we’ll make some of our own again.