Alive and Cooking to be filmed at the Fraternity Club for Castagne Day.

Castagne Day 2015 in Fairy Meadow. Picture: Robert Peet

Castagne Day 2015 in Fairy Meadow. Picture: Robert Peet

Celebrity chef James Reeson will be part of a traditional Italian celebration at The Fraternity Club on Sunday.

The host of Alive and Cooking will be taking cooking demonstations at the Castagne Day celebrations and filming it for an upcoming episode.

The May festival, which marks the beginning of the Italian nut season, pays tribute to Italians who survived World War II by gathering chestnuts and turning them into bread, after their corn and grain fields were bombed.

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A 44-gallon drum full of chestnuts is turned by hand over flaming coals for the traditional Italian family day at club, which was established in 1953 by Italian migrants.

The day also includes markets stalls, entertainment, reptile show, martial arts demonstrations, international food stalls and is open to all in the community to celebrate an Italian tradition.

Castagne Day at The Fraternity Club, Sunday May 21 from 10am to 4pm, FREE

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FLASHBACK to 2015: TV chef James Reeson from Alive and Cooking. Picture: Greg Totman

FLASHBACK to 2015: TV chef James Reeson from Alive and Cooking. Picture: Greg Totman

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