Kitchen Experiments: Try These Two Techniques to Ferment Chestnuts

The Wit Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

I ​got the idea to experiment with chestnuts while opening and cleaning a big box of them. If I was going to do all this work, I wanted to do something different with them. For some reason, I started thinking about cocoa beans, and about fermenting chestnuts in the same way as you ferment cocoa beans to process them into cocoa powder. I’ve always been interested in cocoa beans and wanted to learn more about...