Poaching is sometimes the secret tip in some roasted chicken recipes. Try poaching a whole chicken (skin on) for three to four hours, then drying it off completely and roasting it in the hottest oven you can manage to crisp the skin.
While Fanny Farmer & Betty Crocker helped women cook wholesome American fare, Julia Child blew the lid off cooking when she introduced Americans to the French culinary arts in her Mastering the Art of French Cooking. It challenged cooks to create her dishes and she helped by teaching in person on The French Chef TV show. Not bad for an OSS agent, huh? Bon appetit!