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5 Links to Read Before Making Holiday Roasts

By • December 18, 2013 • 2 Comments

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Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: Give your holiday table the centerpiece it deserves.

Ann Seranne's Rib Roast of BeefBetty Wason's Pot RoastShow-Stopping Holiday RoastBeef Tenderloin with Port Wine Sauce

'Tis the season to set a beautiful table and fill it with show-stopping recipes. We're talking about the recipes you've had bookmarked in a "special occasions" folder all year, like roast leg of lamb and prime rib. (Yes, the time has finally come to use them.) So pull out your fanciest outfits, open the good wine, and make a roast. These links will help.

  • Want to make your roast even better? Add some fruit. (NPR.)
  • An incredibly thorough tutorial for cooking perfect prime rib. (Serious Eats.)
  • A legendary holiday dinner calls for one of these roast recipes. (Bon Appétit.)

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Tags: 5 links, roundup, techniques, how to, holiday roasts

Comments (2)


4 months ago Claudine Sy

I really love meat and the one cook in medium rare. Steak is also a great food, the pictures are making me feel hungry. - Dennis Wong


4 months ago sexyLAMBCHOPx

Great reading Serious Eats re: Prime Rib. Must try the preferred method which would be new to me.