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Roast is a verb which is used in several Latin American countries to refer to act of roasting some kind of meat . Typically, the term is used with respect to chickens .

For example: "In a while I put to roast the chicken that we will eat at dinner", “Roasting the chicken will take about an hour: if you want, you can go back at about nine o'clock to look for food”, “I think roasting meat is healthier than frying it”.

According to the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ), the business where chickens are roasted and sold is called roasting . In several South American countries, this type of establishment is known as delicatessen .

The most popular mechanism for roasting chickens consists of a rotisserie grill or rotary , also know as I spy ; the former are strung on swords that rotate while receiving the heat radiated by a stove (oven). By the operation of the grill, the fat of the chickens located in the upper swords falls on those located in the lower swords and ends up being deposited in a tray. The cook must, from time to time, take said container and water the fat on the chickens of the upper swords so that they also receive the juices.

Roast the chickens with a rotary spit allows to cook a large number of chickens in a weather reduced, taking advantage of the various swords available to the machine. That's why roasting (or rotisseries) usually have these grills. In private homes, however, chicken is usually roasted in a conventional kitchen.

Although the term roasting is usually associated with roasting, it can also be used as a synonym for roasting or cooking a food at oven , even in those who do not have the rotary mechanism described above. In other words, according to the context, it is possible to use this verb - as well as the rest of his family's words, such as being "roasted" - as a synonym for "baking" or "roasting".

Similarly, since not all human beings eat products of animal origin (such as meat, milk and eggs), it is also possible to talk about roasted vegetables . In no section of the instructions of an oven is it prohibited for users to bake vegetables ; We can even take advantage of the rotating swords with a good variety of vegetables, so that all the ingredients receive the juices that others say goodbye. Nowadays, there are more and more establishments such as restaurants, pizzerias and roasters that open their doors to people with tastes, needs and convictions of all kinds .

One of the easiest secrets to exploit in the kitchen is the wide variety of flavors that the same food can offer according to the way it is cooked ; in the case of vegetables This is further expanded, since it is possible to eat them raw (although it is also true that there are cultures in which the meat is not cooked). Take the case of onion, pepper and potato; Boil the potato and then chop all the ingredients just to prepare a delicious salad, which can be seasoned and seasoned with oil, oregano, pepper and salt, among many other products, according to the tastes of each.

On the other hand, we can also roast these four vegetables to obtain an absolutely different meal , both in terms of taste and texture and consistency. The potato can be cut into slices, sticks or pieces of proportions closer to those of a cube, and this has a considerable impact on its cooking : The thinner the cut, the more crispy the result. Pepper and onion can also be cut in different ways, such as strips or rings.

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