We all probably know the line from the Christmas song “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” Nothing says Christmas like the rich comforting aroma of roasted chestnuts wafting from the fireplace, if you are lucky enough to have one. Roasted chestnuts are a must every year during the holidays, at least in my family. The warm creamy nuttiness along with the rich texture is filling and soulfully satisfying. It is also a good party food if you are having people over during the holidays – a nice variation to the sweet Christmas puddings and biscuits. Make large batches so you can use the roasted chestnuts in other Christmas recipes too.