Used to sing "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire" happily...until I tasted them...BLECH.
Far be it from me, in this delicate economic moment, to discourage spending sprees at your local chestnut vendor's, but (there's always a "but") I'm just glad I don't have to eat those nasty little things.
Awful roasted...and even worse "glacé"...so popular here.
And the Italians tell you (ad nauseam) that they have such wonderful food.
Then why do they eat these?????
(Believe it, or not...Tony Bennett just came on my radio station singing...yup, you guessed it...I'm haunted by chestnuts! What a voice! http://tonybennett.com/... I'll bet his agent put him up to singing this song....)