Bay-Leaf-Crusted Pork Roast
This scrumptious pork roast is the highlight of any dinner -- and it's simple to make. Pair it with Butternut Squash and Apple Puree and Green Bean and Fennel Salad with Pecans to make an elegant meal.
Ask the butcher to leave some fat on top of the pork to keep it moist during roasting, and, for easier carving afterward, to remove the chine bone (or backbone). For an elegant presentation, have him "French" the rib bones, which means to scrape off the gristle and fat.