Food too is a temptation and good food a sensual delight that goes hand in hand with the pleasures of the flesh. Try this soup as a starter before the turkey.
SOUTH TYROLEAN CHESTNUT SOUP (serves four)
Two carrots peeled and finely chopped
One leek finely chopped
400g chestnuts (preferably the ones you get vacuum packed) finely chopped
Icing sugar (sprinkling)
50 g butter
150 ml white wine
500 ml beef stock (or vegetable if you need to)
250ml single cream
One grated nutmeg
One teaspoon cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste
Melt the butter in a pan and add the chestnuts. Sprinkle with the icing sugar and cook until glazed.
Add the carrots and leek and fry until soft.
Add the nutmeg and cinnamon and pur in the wine.
Bring to the boil and add the stock.
Add the cream and simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes or until everything is nicely soft.
Blend in a liquidiser and serve immediately.
And as they say in the South Tyrol
Guten Appetit/Buon Appetito!!