There's something so warm and comforting about a big roast meal. The words summon images of steaming hot food on a cold day, and sitting around a table sharing a meal with loved ones. Yep, I think we all agree that roasts are pretty awesome, but can we reach a decision on which is the best?
Let's start with the major contenders – beef, chicken, pork, and lamb. They're all good in their own way, but I'm sure everyone has a preference. For me, there's no competition – it's roast pork all the way. Extra points for crackling that crunches like a chip when you bite into it.
But what about the minor players? Can they compete with the big four? Meats like duck, quail, and goat might not be the most common roast types in the Western world, but they can be equally hearty and delicious. Check out Middle Eastern recipes for a really unique Sunday roast.
Don't worry vegetarians, we've got you covered as well. Meat substitutes like tofurkey mean that you never have to miss out, and nut roast, a dish typically made of nuts, grains, plant oils and seasoning, provides a satisfying alternative. Plus, you can always eat the veggies.
And finally, what about different roasting methods? Is a rotisserie or a hungi any better than an oven baked roast?
Let us know what you think in the comments below. And if all this talk is making you hungry, check out some of our writers roast recipes and tips.