Roasts - those wonderful, convivial family dishes we all remember so warmly. Recreate that same friendly ambience with Sonia Stevenson's landmark book. Recipes for roasted vegetables include Hasselback Potatoes, Roasted Garlic with Goats' Cheese and Croutes, and Roasted Apple with Celeriac and Parsnips. Fish is wonderful roasted - try Salmon Fillets with Sorrel Sauce. Poultry includes Italian-style Chicken with Salami Stuffing, or Sonoran Spiced Orange Chicken. For special occasions, you'll find Scandinavian Christmas Goose, and Christmas Turkey. Meat provides the king of roasts, Roast Beef, and Sonia gives several variations. She gives great tips on how long to cook it, to what degree of doneness and at what temperature. Try the same with ham, pork, veal and lamb. Finally, there are recipes for Gravies, Sauces and Dressings, different cooking methods and how to carve different kinds of meat.
Sonia Stevenson was the first woman chef in the UK to be awarded a Michelin star and her restaurant, the Horn of Plenty in Devon, won huge accolades. She now lives near Saltash in Devon. She teaches cooking courses in Britain and Europe, appears regularly on food programmes, and was one of the judges on BBC TV's Masterchef.