016: Twisted Tree Farm with Akiva Silver

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Today’s guest is Akiva Silver from Twisted Tree Farm, a 20-acre homestead and nursery tucked back in the hills of Spencer, NY. He shares his passion for chestnuts and chestnut tree farming.

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In today’s episode, Akiva and I discuss:

  • the history of the chestnut tree in the United States and other countries and what is unique about American chestnuts compared with those from Asia and Europe

  • the difference in taste, texture and cooking properties between various types of chestnuts and chestnu flower from different locations over time

  • the nutritional content of chestnuts vs. other nuts

  • why he refers to the chestnut tree as the bread tree

  • …and much more

Check out the resources Akiva and I discuss:

Connect with Steve: www.twisted-tree.net

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