André Baranowski

A roasting rack is indispensable for cooking dishes like Roasted Herbed Chicken and Vegetables. But if, when it comes time to put heat to the meat, you discover that you don’t have one, or if the rack you have doesn’t fit the pan you’re using, don’t despair. Just take a few feet of aluminum foil and, working with the foil lengthwise, scrunch it into a solid, one-inch-thick rope that can be bent into a spiral or an S shape to support the bird’s weight comfortably while raising it off the bottom of the roasting pan, allowing every part of the skin to brown.