The Origin of Sunday Dinners
Roasts have been a favourite in Britain for hundreds of years. In fact, the royal guards got their nickname in the 15th century for exactly that reason – and they’re still called Beefeaters today!
The big, tasty Sunday lunch we’re familiar with started out as a practical way to feed the whole family after church. Back in the 19th century, British families who couldn’t afford their own oven would drop off their weekly cut of meat at the bakers to be popped in the bread oven. It would be slowly cooked and ready to be picked up on the way home from church.
These days, Sunday dinners are less about the type of meat or the cooking method and more about the time you spend together. Taking a few hours out to chat, eat and share your weekend is a tradition we can get behind, no matter what you’re serving up.