Gastronomy - Chestnut Celebration

The Chestnut.
The Chestnut.

 

 

Chestnut celebration

As you can imagine, after the harvest there’s a celebration. The villages of Igualeja and Cartajima celebrate their Tostón on 1st November with roasted chestnuts and anis. However, the place to celebrate the chestnut in style is Pujerra. Pujerra holds its festival from 1st to the 3rd of November dedicated to the Virgin Fatima, the village’s saint. There are roast chestnuts, accompanied by anis or agua ardiente, and various chestnut-based gastronomic delights, with music and dancing until the small hours. They even have a folk dance, known as Los Fandangos de Pujerra, which is unique to the village, and found nowhere else. Andalucia certainly is a land of tradition, and this off-the-beaten-track village with a population of around 300 people is well worth visiting, especially in the chestnut season.