Roasting is an easy, endlessly adaptable cooking method that can be applied to a wealth of different raw ingredients. It can also be used for many different occasions—from a quick supper to an elaborate special-occasion roast. This book offers everything you need to know to roast successfully and more than 100 recipes—meats, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and fruits—to practice doing just that. The recipes are appropriate for any season and include ideas for holiday meals throughout the year: leg of lamb for Easter or Passover; savory stuffed turkey for Thanksgiving; standing rib roast or traditional roast goose for Christmas; or pan-roasted filet mignons for a New Year’s Eve fête. Special sections reveal the secrets to success for each ingredient type and offer step-by-step instructions for confusing tasks like carving a roast or breaking down a whole bird.