BUTCHER’S KNOT

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TY­ING A ROAST HELPS KEEP ITS JUICES AND SHAPE IN­TACT. HERE’S THE NEEDTO-KNOW KNOT THAT KEEPS IT TIGHT.

Place a two-foot-long piece of twine un­der one end of your roast, leav­ing about half an inch on one end.

Tie an over­hand knot around one end of the string, and pull tight.

Us­ing the long end, form a loop around your fin­gers and slide it onto the short end.

Pull both ends to tighten the knot. Cut and re­peat, mov­ing along the roast.

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