The easiest way to eat a chestnut
One of the oldest and most common ways to cook chestnuts is to roast them. If you want to try this yourself, this is important to know: before roasting, poke holes with a fork or make slits with a knife in each chestnut to avoid explosions.
do NOT open the oven door if your chestnuts do start to explode. You and your kitchen will be instantly and painfully splattered in very hot nut ‘meat'. Trust me – don't do it!