Roasts are among our favorite all-occasion main dishes. From the simplest roast chicken to the most spectacular crown roast, this cooking method creates juicy meat and flavorful pan drippings from which to make gravy or just drizzle over the finished dish.
This contemporary take on beef Wellington reimagines pastry-wrapped tenderloin as a tart, showcasing flavors both comforting and complex. Crisp, buttery puff pastry forms the foundation; foie gras enriches the sauce.Foie gras mousse is a rich, silken
spread that’s often served on crackers. This recipe incorporates it into a flavorful sauce. The mousse is available at most gourmet food stores.
Confit is a popular French preserving process that involves slow-cooking salt-cured meat in its own fat, then allowing it to sit in the fat for up to a few weeks while the flavor deepens. This recipe is brought to us by Anne Willan, founder of La Varenne cooking school in Burgundy, France, and author of "From My Chateau Kitchen."