i just want to say that i finally tried the highly touted roasted chestnuts. i always wondered about them, as they star in at least one famous Christmas song. always thought i was missing out on some essential part of Christmas season enjoyment. well, i was walking around cambridge city centre sunday and i was able to pry my eyes away from the young university girls enough to spot a street vendor selling them. he was roasting them over a gas stove(ok, not the authentic ‘open fire’, but can’t have everything) and a small bag was only 1 pound. the gentleman even gave me one to sample as i pathetically admitted that i had never tasted one. i must say that they are worthy of the hype and all the lyrical references. and they go great with an ale.