When people find out that I cook (a lot) or that I do recipe development, one of the first questions they ask is, “What is your signature dish?” A close second being, “What is your favorite thing to cook?”
This always left me stumped and scrambling for answer because the truth is that I like to cook all the things. I don’t have a signature dish or a cuisine that I like to focus on. I enjoy it all.
However, this week, I realized that probably my favorite thing to make is a roast chicken. There is something very elegant and classy about a great roast chicken. It also looks fancy even though it’s so easy to make.
I try to roast a chicken once a week and usually on Friday evenings. That’s my idea of a great Friday night. In my jammies, a chicken roasting away in the oven, and sipping on a glass of wine while I prep veggies and the side dishes.
That’s how I like to unwind after a long work week. I don’t want to go out or really interact too much with others. I want time to relax in my own space making a great dinner.
So I guess the next time someone asks me what my favorite thing to make is, my answer will be a lovely roast chicken.