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Roast Dinners Disappear

Have you cooked a roast dinner lately? We had one last weekend when my sister and her family joined us for roast turkey and all the trimmings - roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, parsnip bake, broccoli, cranberry sauce and home-grown carrots. No, not a special occasion, though it seems that 'cooking a roast' is becoming a rarity in many households, according to recent research.


The roast dinner may be as British as fish and chips but it is apparently vanishing from menus at home. Analysts say that the traditional meat and two veg (much more than two in our house!) has fallen out of the top five favourite meals. Hard to believe, I know, when my local is packed out on a Sunday with punters demanding their roast. But I'm told that the number of roasts eaten has slumped by 11 per cent over the past year - that is 157 million fewer. The meal now stands at number six in the list of British favourite fayre. They must mean 'home-cooked roasts!

The trade magazine, The Grocer, …

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