Simply delicious but so tricky to perfect
There is little debate about the enduring appeal of the humble roast chicken. It's the food you long for when you're away from home, but it can be found across cultures, from Asia to Europe to the Middle East. It's the magical dinner your grandmother coaxed out of the oven - homeyness on a platter with a few melting celery stalks and carrots. Meanwhile, in the Hamptons, it's what food maven Ina Garten lovingly makes every Friday night for her husband, Jeffrey.