Podcasts Wine & Food

    Sharmadean Reid: ‘I was too focused on school for cooking’

    19 November 2020

    Sharmadean Reid is an entrepreneur and the founder of Beautystack. On the podcast, she tells Lara and Livvy about her grandfather’s allotment, cooking roasts and trying crab for the first time.

    If you like the sound of Sharmadean’s roast, Olivia shows you how to cook the perfect roast chicken here:

    Makes: 1 chicken, enough to serve four with leftovers

    Takes: 20 minutes, including resting

    Bakes: 50 minutes

    1-5kg-1.8kg chicken

    25g butter

    A good pinch of coarse salt

    1. Preheat the oven to 210°C.
    2. Place the bird in a small roasting tin. Line it with tin foil if you wish, it will make for less washing up later.
    3. Rub the butter all over the bird’s skin, not forgetting the thighs and legs, and sprinkle generously with salt.
    4. Roast for 50 minutes.
    5. Remove from the oven and drape with tin foil. Leave to rest for 15 minutes, then carve and serve.