Collection: Chestnut Roasting

When shopping for chestnuts the key is to examine and lightly squeeze each one. They should have a shiny brown exterior without any blemishes or mould, and should feel firm with a slight give.

The best way to enjoy chestnuts is to roast them. They are delicious when eaten hot straight from the oven…as soon as you can peel them without burning your fingers.

Traditionally in Italy, street vendors roast chestnuts over a wood-burning roaster, which gives them a lovely smokey taste. A huge round pan with a perforated bottom is roasted over the hot coals.