What is the History of the Roast?The Sunday roast goes back centuries. The British love of beef, and particularly for lunch on a Sunday is nothing new. It is such a part of the national identity that even the French call us "rosbifs" (roast beefs) and the Yeoman of the Guard - the royal bodyguard - have been affectionately known as, "beefeaters" since the 15th century. ... read more
Different names for the Sunday RoastAcross the British Isles and Ireland there are different names for this special meal and you will hear it called Sunday lunch, Sunday dinner (even if it is eaten at lunchtime) and most commonly, a full Sunday roast.
Why is it Called Sunday Roast?Sunday lunch is referred to as a full Sunday roast because the star player in the lunch is a roast meat. There is no better main course for a traditional Sunday lunch than a roast. Roast Beef is the number one favorite but other roasts like pork, lamb or chicken work well.
What Else is Served with a Sunday Roast?Yorkshire Puddings are sometimes served as a starter or with the main course alongside the meat with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables. No Sunday Roast is complete without lashings of gravy made from the meat juices.
Starters for a Sunday roast are usually light as the main course is very filling. Another British classic is served after the roast - A great British pudding. There is a big difference between a pudding and a dessert ... read more