Chestnuts- Roast or Boil? Tips, Tricks, Advice?

This is my second year giving fresh chestnuts a try. Last year I apparently had old ones and only a few were edible. This year I have very fresh chestnuts and have read recipes for roasting or boiling. Since I'm still a chestnut newbie I'd love any advice those with chestnut experience have to offer.

Should I roast them or boil them? How do you make them? What are your tricks or shortcuts to perfectly delicious chestnuts? Do you eat them plain, with salt or as an ingredeint in another dish? Tell all. Looking forward to hearing from you.

 
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