There are many great combinations in the world, but few are as delicious as roast beef and history. On April 23rd, we celebrate St. George’s Day, a day that honours the patron saint of England. An important figure in English history, it is believed that St. George died on April 23rd, 303 AD, and there are numerous stories and legends surrounding him. Roast beef is a traditional dish that is often served on this day, and it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. The combination of juicy roast beef, a Yorkshire Pudding or two, and rich, meaty gravy is impossible to resist.
Roast Beef & St. George's Day
So why is roast beef associated with St. George’s Day? One story claims that after his death, a piece of roast beef was presented to St. George’s wife as proof of his passing. Another tale suggests that during the Crusades, in the Holy Land, British soldiers who were engaged in combat would roast beef and eat it on the field of battle.
Whatever the true story may be, one thing is for sure – roast beef and history make a delicious combination. Why not try it yourself this year? There are many great recipes out there, and it’s sure to be a hit with your friends and family.