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Hot Nuts in Zurich

f/4 ISO 200 1/100 -0.33ev 50@50mm

The advent of cold weather in Switzerland brings with it the numerous Hesse Marroni vendors. These delicious fire-roasted chestnuts are a favorite of my families, and it is always a sad day when Spring rolls around and the vendors close up shop for the season. But don’t get me wrong, I am ready for Spring!


16 responses

  1. Looks like someone enjoys the winter!

    February 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    • Love the winter in Switzerland. We are big skiers, and the snow has been fabulous this year!

      February 15, 2012 at 8:36 am

  2. Sue Swift/Suz deMello

    I saw a number of chestnut vendors in China. Also, and my dad, who was British, said he often purchased them in Liverpool when he was young 🙂 They are tasty little morsels!

    February 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    • Yes they are. Very addictive, and good for you as well!

      February 15, 2012 at 8:37 am

  3. sil

    I love fire-roasted chestnuts! Great pic too!

    February 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm

  4. jumpingpolarbear

    Used to eat this every weekend 🙂 Nice photo.

    February 15, 2012 at 1:50 pm

  5. Great photo – love it in B&W.

    February 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm

  6. this reminds me of the rare times in NYC when you get fresh, piping hot caramelized nuts from the Nuts4Nuts street carts. Great photo!

    February 15, 2012 at 10:52 pm

  7. We don’t have such treats in Seattle… but we are also ready for spring, nuts or not! 🙂

    February 16, 2012 at 4:22 am

  8. Beautiful Photo! Dis you make the guy smile or was he smiling at another customer?

    February 20, 2012 at 9:42 am

    • Thanks Cecile. He was actually joking around with one of his coworkers who was standing outside of the frame. I was lucky to get this soon as he saw me he refused to look up.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm

  9. ann

    chestnuts are divine…and while i agree that the fire-roasted variety are the best, i can confirm that tossing a few handfuls into the bottom of a piping hot oven for a while is a close second…plus one doesn’t have to brave the cold to enjoy them this way!

    photo is excellent…you’re quite gifted.

    March 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    • Wow..Thanks so much Ann, and thanks for the visit!

      March 8, 2012 at 10:53 am

  10. CamiChristie

    this is a fabulous photograph. photographs of people candidly smiling are some of my favorite. i love how you can see the person’s true light. i found your blog through ‘Do Don’t Don’t Do’. you have some great images i look forward to exploring your past posts.

    July 13, 2012 at 4:18 am

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