"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose" - Nat King Cole
Though technically available year-round, roasted chestnuts are a staple of the holiday season. Chestnuts (though technically seeds and not nuts) are a versatile ingredient, finding their way into everything from savory soups to sweet pies. Roasted chestnuts are so synonymous with Christmas, that the title of Nat King Cole's classic "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire" song is actually "The Christmas Song". Roasted chestnuts are a classic New York City street food, and are full of healthy essentials like vitamin C and potassium. Just make sure you don't confuse them for similar looking horse chestnuts, which are bitter, inedible, and not even technically chestnuts.