Friday, 25 May 2012

England - The traditional Sunday roast

Just the thought of a Sunday roast makes my mouth water - mmmmmm.

I've been away from the UK for a year now and without doubt the hardest thing to leave behind (apart from family and friends) was the traditional Sunday roast ritual.

Most families eat a 'roast' early afternoon on Sunday and then spend the afternoon relaxing on the sofa in front of the TV with an uncomfortable and extremely full feeling after eating a few too many potatoes but we wouldn't have it any other way!

Here is my mum preparing a roast during our recent visit.
Roast dinners usually consist of a roasted meat (turkey, chicken, beef, pork, lamb or a vegetarian loaf), roasted and boiled vegetables, gravy, Yorkshire puddings, stuffing and a condiment chosen based on the type of meat. Non English people can find it funny that we have a specific fruit sauce to match each meat and it's considered poor form to match the wrong sauce to the meat.

The meal was then topped off with a bowl of berries....

and a coffee.
Delicious mum! you really are a.....

We didn't have Yorkshire Puddings on this occasion but they are a mainstay of the Sunday tradition. Have you ever tried one?


  1. Yorkshire puddings are a much loved (not only on Sundays) at my house. When my daughter was about 2, she saw me taking them out of the muffin tins and into a serving dish and asked what they were - so I told her that they were Yorkshire puddings. Being 2, she hooked onto what she already knew - and told me that she really liked the pudding muffins. They have been pudding muffins in our house ever since (she turns 20 this summer).

    1. Pudding muffins is an even better name for them!
      My husband calls them Kent pies because I'm from Kent and not Yorkshire lol.

  2. I am learning so much from WWS and your blogs...I love all of the first hand cultural insight!

    1. So lovely of you to say that Melissa, we are just finding our feet right now but believe me we have a lot of great posts lined up from all around the world.


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