Pernod-graphy and Roasted Chicken, Courtesy of Molly Ringwald

Actress Molly Ringwald recently popped up on CHOW to share her "go-to dish": a 4.5-pound chicken, neither trussed nor basted, sprinkled with salt, pepper, and thyme, and perched on a mound of onion and lemon slices. She blasts her bird for 45 minutes in an ultra-clean oven and garnishes the final product with olives and vermouth-laced pan juices.

About 1:45 into the segment, the native of Roseville, California, also shares a story about her boyfriend shopping for the Pernod she needed to complete a pot of bouillabaisse. The boyfriend drove all over her hometown looking for a bottle, seemingly in vain. Finally, a shopkeeper seemed to get what he was asking for, and led him to a room in the back of the store where the boyfriend was presented with an expansive spread of porn ("he thought he was saying porno!"). Watch the video. The chicken looks pretty good, doesn't it?

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