There's lots to love about winter.
Have you got it? The magic touch? Do family and friends always insist you cook the roast at big wintery get-togethers?
Cooking a good roast - be it a chook, a leg of lamb, a pork shoulder or a side of beef - appears simple enough but there are many pitfalls. What is the best baking dish to use for chicken? Just how hot should the oven be to ensure juicy, tender meat? And how does one achieve the crisp skin, or the perfect crackling?
You'll find the answers here, in recipes from our fabulous A-list chef contributors.
But everyone knows a good roast dinner or lunch is about more than the protein, though it does tend to hog the limelight. Take a look at our recipes for perfect roast potatoes - plus there's oodles of inspiration for vegetable sides.
All that's left to do is to send out the invitations for the next big gathering and get a good fire crackling in the hearth. Enjoy!