Why are a restaurant's roasted vegetables so much tastier than homemade ones?

The simple answer to why roasted vegetables from a restaurant taste so good: lots of fat and salt and high heat. Refer to the list below and watch Ethan Chlebowski's useful instructional video for the full answer.

  • Salt is the seasoning, not herbs or spices
  • Use fats, thoughtfully
  • Embrace high heat (+ convection)
  • Give the vegetables space & time
  • Try parboiling
  • Frozen vegetables are your friend
  • Add flavor enhancers after roasting