I remember it well.
I had just bought a cook book.
I had just started to learn how to cook.
The book was by Julia Child, From Julia Child’s Kitchen.
I still have it today, a treasured possession.
It’s tattered and well used.
And it was that book that launched my excellent adventures into the world of cooking.
I remember it so well what she said about one of my favourite dishes to cook – chicken.
“…my favorite remained the basic roast chicken. What a deceptively simple dish. I had come to believe that one can judge the quality of a cook by his or her roast chicken. Above all, it should taste like chicken: it should be so good that even a perfectly simple, buttery roast should be a delight.”
Right on Julia.
I cook that favourite roast chicken of hers often – and, yes, it is a delight.
So if you want the recipe for Julia’s superb roast chicken, it’s right there for you, below this picture.