Here we go again. As regular as clockwork. It's mid-September and the Chestnuts have been dropping for a few days.
We ate the above last night, and, as usual, I doubt if we'll eat many more before Christmas.
Now is the time to eat (or preserve) them. They, like most things, are always better freshly dropped/picked.
My preferred way to eat them is to cut the traditional cross on the pointed end, then boil them in salted water for about 15-20 mins. They then peel easily, and only require a small sprinkle of sea salt.
It's the taste of Autumn.