From the show-offs to the traditionalists, people across Britain are united on Sundays by a hot stove and a laden dinner table.
As National Roast Dinner Week draws to a close, celebrate by picking your roast dinner style, and let’s get cooking.
The experimental one
Colouring inside the lines just isn’t you. You’re excited by new flavours, clever combinations and unusual methods. You’ll love this Roast Lamb in Saffron Infused Yoghurt – a blend of spices make a fantastic crust while the lamb cooks to juicy perfection beneath.
The classic one
You like simplicity and style. Flavours should be perfectly balanced with no fuss or unnecessary frills. Try this French Roast Chicken, made with fresh herbs and dry white wine. It’s succulent, delicious, and – well – a classic.
The Traditional One
However far you travel, there’s nothing quite like a taste of home. You love the continuity of the Sunday roast, so a simple but deeply satisfying Roast Rib of Beef is right up your street. And don’t forget the Yorkshires.
The slow-cooked one
You love the smell of roasting meat wafting through the house as you spend a lazy Sunday reading the papers or chatting to guests. This Slow Roast Belly of Pork involves a little work to get perfect crackling and flavoursome gravy, but otherwise it sits and cooks for three glorious hours.
The show-off one
You put flair into everything you do, so it stands to reason that when you cook a roast you like a little spectacle. This Parisian-inspired Roast Chicken by Mark Hix has the impact you’re looking for.
The gluten-free one
So you can’t (or won’t) eat gluten – does that mean you should always stick to the same menu? Mix things up with these exotic Roast Aubergines with Tahini and Pomegranate.
The veggie one
You still love a traditional, hearty Sunday meal – you just don’t want the meat. The nut roast is of course a failsafe, but this Brie and Roasted Vegetable Pie is so much more indulgent.