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Zwilling J.A. Henckels cookware at Hudson's Bay

A memorable holiday meal starts with a complete cookware set.

The kitchen can be the centre of action during holiday time, with family and friends gathered to keep the chef company during meal prep. When preparing a lot of dishes at once, it’s important to have the equipment you need to keep things moving and leave some time for socializing, and if the cookware looks stunning, all the better to impress the kitchen crowd. Here are some of our most beautiful sets.

Zwilling J.A. Henckels VistaClad 10-Piece Cookware Set – Induction Ready

Lagostina Bronze Elegance Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set

Lagostina cookware at Hudson's Bay

Making a roast the centrepiece of your meal frees up counter and stove top space. All you need is a high-quality roasting pan and the perfect recipe. Find both below!

Lagostina Ambiente Roasting Pan

Recipe: Roasted Lemon Chicken with Apple Fennel Slaw


Compound Butter:
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp each salt, pepper and paprika

Roasted Lemon Chicken:
3 lb potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 tbsp each finely chopped fresh thyme and rosemary
1 3/4 tsp each coarse salt and pepper, divided
2 lemons, thickly sliced, divided
2 heads garlic, halved
1 large roasting chicken
1/2 bunch fresh thyme sprigs

Apple Fennel Slaw:
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp toasted fennel seeds
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 cups shredded cabbage
1 bulb fennel, cored and thinly sliced
1 apple, cored and thinly sliced
1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
2 shallots, thinly sliced
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp fennel fronds, chopped


Compound Butter:
Stir together butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, thyme, garlic, salt, pepper and paprika.

Roasted Lemon Chicken:
Preheat oven to 425˚F. Toss together potatoes, 4 tsp olive oil, chopped thyme, rosemary, and 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper. Place in bottom of Lagostina Ambiente Roasting Pan. Add lemon slices from 1 1/2 lemons and halved garlic heads. Spread Compound Butter underneath skin of chicken breasts, being careful not to pierce the skin. Rub remaining oil over chicken. Season chicken all over and inside cavity with remaining salt and pepper. Fill cavity with remaining lemon slices and thyme sprigs. Place chicken on top of potatoes. Roast for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 375˚F; cook for 45 to 50 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh reaches 175°F. Tent with foil; let stand for 15 minutes.

Apple Fennel Slaw:
In large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, fennel seeds, salt and pepper; add cabbage, fennel, apple, carrot, shallots, parsley and fennel fronds. Let stand for 10 minutes. Serve chicken in roasting pan with potatoes, and slaw on the side.

Recipe courtesy of Lagostina.