January 19, 2010

Roasted chestnut cart in Lisbon

Chestnut cart, Lisbon.


The streets of Lisbon are alive with commerce, much of it tourist-oriented. This man is one of the many hawking roasted chestnuts.

At two Euros per bag, they can't be called cheap (very little in Portugal can, in fact). However, once you have cracked open one of the pleasantly warm nuts and put it in your mouth, any misgivings you had take leave.

Roasted chestnut, Lisbon.

The savory, almost smoky, flavor of roasted chestnuts is delightful, inspiring a multitude of memories, and with a friendly smile from the hawker, you are on your way with your bulging paper bag.

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