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Please remember one thing, fat is flavor so before you toss it out, think about saving some for another adven- ture. What about your next roux, some roasted veggies, a warm vinaigrette for a salad, some mashed potatoes, rice or pasta. It will keep up to two weeks in the fridge or you can freeze it for a month or two. For the adventure you’ll need just a few simple things: two thermometers one for the oven and one for the meat, a roasting pan with heft, a gratin or baking dish, an ovenproof skillet, parchment paper, roasting racks, a few utensils and a big desire. I can only hope that by now, your appetite has been stimulated. I would like to offer heartfelt thanks to Molly Stevens. Molly is a great chef, friend and author. Her book “All About Roasting” is a treatise on the subject. This cookbook was released in 2011 and has been inspi- rational to me and many other home cooks. She has a way of weaving words and recipes into very approachable delicious meals. I suggest that you add a copy to your library, become inspired and get roasting. You can only cook as good as your ingredients, so shop smart, buy local, eat fresh and please share the meal. Until the next time, I’ll see you at the table. Rod Michael the best seasonal gourmet comfort food Winter Dining 2018 the oak room on crooked lake Reservations Suggested Please call 518-674-3132 during office hours M-F after 3 pm on weekends Begins Thur. Feb. 1st - Sat. Mar. 31th Winter 2018 | 55PlusLivingGuide.com 33