Can we eat chestnuts ?
Right, it's the season of roasted chestnuts now. In some French cities, when we walk, there are merchants that serve us roasted chestnuts in a cornet made with a sheet of newspaper. It burns a little fingers when we shell them, but they smell and taste so good.
We can also grill them ourself at home in the fireplace. But for that, we need a special stove for chestnuts. It is unmistakable : it is full of holes ! This is so funny.
Of course, we have to find chestnuts. But beware when we collect them ourselves, not any chestnuts ! Do not be mistaken. The only chestnuts we can eat are the fruits of the chestnuts tree.
Chestnut burr and chestnuts (pictures from Wikipédia)
And never eat the horse-chestnuts ! Prohibition to put one in our mouth !
Horse-chestnut burr and horse-chestnuts (pictures from Wikipédia)
However, we can play with by throwing them as far as possible, for example.
Anyway, if you've never tasted "roasted chestnuts", I advise you to serve them with a glass of lemonade and for adults, with a glass of cider. It's delicious !