Post Script: Roast; The New Classics – Louise Franc

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The New Classics

Louise Franc

Simon & Schuster Australia

Smith Street Books

ISBN: 9781925418460



A collection of classic and more innovative roasting recipes–from a simple roast turkey to roasted peaches with creme fraiche. Get more from your oven–and update your roasting techniques–with this classic and contemporary collection of delicious roasting recipes.


Chapters cover meat, poultry, vegetables, fish & seafood, sides, and desserts, and contain more than seventy classic and more contemporary recipes including beef cheeks in red wine, classic roast turkey with spicy cranberry sauce, beef pot roast, roasted lamb shanks with cannellini beans, mustard-glazed roast leg of ham, sticky roast pork ribs, roasted ducks with cherries, whole-roasted harissa cauliflower, and slow-roasted peaches with lime mascarpone.


My View:

Who said roasts are just for winter? This contemporary cook book has all the classics plus so much more. I can have a different roast meal every day of the week! Brilliant!


This is a gorgeously styled and presented book – I love that each recipe is accompanied by a full size image of the completed dish. This is such an important detail when you are cooking with new to you ingredients or when you haven’t tasted or tried the particular dish before – it’s so good to know how it should at least look when cooked.


There are so many great recipes here, something for everyone. My favourites are the one pot and the slow cooked meals; they give me more time to read.  Once these types of meals are prepped and in the oven I can let the dishes cook away whilst I take the opportunity to do more important things.


Recipes that instantly appealed to me? I can’t wait to try the roasted cauliflower recipe. I keep seeing this dish on trendy restaurant menus. Friends are raving about this dish.  And for something entirely new to me – roasted white chocolate dip with grissini, I will let you know how that turns out.


What is your favourite roast?

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