It's that time of year. Time for chestnuts roasting over an open fire. Or, as happens at my house, in the closed oven. Roasting is a key step to getting those slightly sweet, starchy nuts out from their shells. We have them for dessert quite often in December and January.
Look for chestnuts that look and smell fresh and that feel heavy for their size. Then see How to Peel Chestnuts and make them at home this weekend.