For all of you who will be watching the royal wedding with family or friends this weekend, why not serve the dish that Meghan made to win Harry’s heart – Perfect Roast Chicken! It’s surprisingly easy to make and so delicious – and you just never know when a real prince might show up to eat it with you!
More big news! To celebrate my new book, Cook Like a Pro, I'm hitting the road next fall for a nine city tour where I’ll be sharing stories from my career, giving you an inside scoop on everything Barefoot Contessa, and answering audience questions. This is going to be fun!! I hope you'll join me in Chicago, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Dallas, Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver or Costa Mesa!! Tickets go on sale Friday, May 11 at 10 am local time, but for access to my special pre-sale (from Wednesday, May 9 at 10am EST – Thursday, May 10 at 10pm) use password INA. Visit my events page for all the details!!
After all these years, Friday night at our house still means roast chicken!! I think I’m going to make my Roast Chicken with Bread and Arugula this weekend. It's the perfect Spring variation on my classic roast chicken. The chicken actually roasts on top of thick slices of bread to catch the drippings and they become the most delicious croutons in the arugula salad. Is it Friday yet?!
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Unfortunately, if you chill the dough for too long and then try to bring it to a temperature where you can roll it out, the outside will be too soft and the center will be too hard. What you can do, though, is roll out the dough, cut out the cookies, and then refrigerate or freeze them until you have time to bake.
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