Roast Beef

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Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

  • About

Roast beef has long been the pride of English cuisine. As early as the 1600s, foreign visitors to England remarked on the high quality of the meat and the good animal husbandry practices. By the eighteenth century, roast beef had become so synonymous with the English that the French dubbed them les rosbifs. About seventy-five years later, with the Napoleonic Wars raging, roast beef in combination with plum pudding became emblematic of English food and English exceptionalism. To serve