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How to Cook the Perfect Roast Chicken

A symbol of comfort and perfect simplicity, roast chicken is one of the foods I crave in the colder months. This recipe from our archives is brilliant in that it uses a few key techniques to guarantee a juicier, tastier bird, without over-complicating what, at its heart, should be an easy yet satisfying dish. More

Poulet Rouge With Cabbage, Turnip, and Black Radish From 'Roberta's'

Roberta's chef Carlo Mirarchi cooks this chicken in two steps: he starts it whole in a hot oven before separating the legs from the breast and sticking it all on the grill. This (admittedly laborious) process results in perfectly cooked leg and breast meat, infused with smoke from the grill. Around the chicken are pieces of roasted Japanese turnips, buttery Savoy cabbage drizzled with maple syrup, and thin rounds of spicy black radish. More

Poulet Rouge With Cabbage, Turnip, and Black Radish From 'Roberta's'

Roberta's chef Carlo Mirarchi cooks this chicken in two steps: he starts it whole in a hot oven before separating the legs from the breast and sticking it all on the grill. This (admittedly laborious) process results in perfectly cooked leg and breast meat, infused with smoke from the grill. Around the chicken are pieces of roasted Japanese turnips, buttery Savoy cabbage drizzled with maple syrup, and thin rounds of spicy black radish. More

Sous-Vide City Ham With Balsamic Brown Sugar Glaze

Ham is not for everyone, but if you're a ham lover, lucky you, because ham is one meat that's darn difficult to mess up. Want to make it even juicier and more foolproof? Cook the sucker sous-vide. Because hams are pre-cooked, it's really just a matter of reheating them. Typically, I'd suggest removing meat from its retail packaging, seasoning it, then re-sealing it in a sous-vide bag before cooking it. But since ham's pre-seasoned, it can be cooked directly in the package it comes in, making the whole process even more appealing. More

13 Holiday Roasts to Feed a Crowd

When it comes to preparing a hearty, crowd-pleasing meal, it doesn't get much easier than roasting up a big hunk o' meat. Whether you are indeed hosting a gathering this holiday season or merely looking to stock up on some seriously delicious leftovers, we've got 13 roasts to guaranteed to keep you greasy-faced and well-fed in the weeks to come. From beef Wellington to turkey porchetta, the most challenging part is picking which recipe tackle first. More

From the Archives: Crispy Pork Shoulder

Pork shoulder is one of the most inexpensive, foolproof, and delicious cuts of meat around. If good flavor-for-the-buck value is what you're looking for, pork shoulder is perhaps the greatest of all bits of culinary alchemy. It's the transformation of one of the cheapest cuts of meat in the butcher's display case into one of the most festive centerpieces imaginable, in all of it's juicy, porky, spoon-tender in the middle, impossibly crisp and crusty-on-the-outside glory. More

The Food Lab: How to Roast Fall and Winter Vegetables

You can roast vegetables the easy way: just toss everything with oil, throw them on a rimmed baking sheet, and roast in a hot oven until tender. I do that often when I'm not feeling up to specialized treatment. But to get the most out of your roasted vegetables, it helps to understand each one's special characteristics. What they are, where you want them to go, and how to take them there. More

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