It’s not specifically French, but shoot — I had this image and wanted an excuse to use it. For more about the title topic, here’s a link to everyone’s favorite quick research tool (I mean, it’s ON the Internet, it MUST be true, right?)
Le banquet de châtaignes
(links to Wikipedia article)
But this was the REALLY important bit:
Yep, chestnuts. Right here in Racquinghem. Fresh (well, kind of) from the trees on the grounds of this place.
No, I haven’t tried them yet… I’m really hoping to try them, roasted, on the streets of Paris… a bientôt!