I'd never even tried the things before just over a year ago, and now it seems like I can't get enough of them. To be honest I didn't think I would like them, mainly because my darling hubby introduced me to them by way of tasting "Creme de marron" which is a spread made of chesnuts and that stuff is just nasty! (sorry honey). But the actual chestnuts themselves are so delicious!
When I finally tasted them "nature" Lucas simply roasted them in the oven. Heaven! I don't know if it's the nutty flavour that's slightly sweet or if it's because they remind me of the breadnuts we get in the Caribbean (which apparantly can be used as a substitue for chestnuts) but I fell instantly in love.
Now we bake with chestnut flour, and lately Lucas has been doing pork and beef roasts with chestnuts and I can't seem to get enough of it. I'm hoping that later this year when they are in season again I will get to actually pick them myself and really roast them on that open fire.