Talk:Roast beef

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I think this is important, very thinly sliced roast beef on a roll is a very different meal from a big slab of roast beef on a plate, all flaky and dry.

I concur that (at least here in Canada), hot roast beef served as a main course at dinner is sliced thickly while cold roast beef sold at the deli for sandwich meat is sliced thinly. I don't have a reference for that, tho, so perhaps a Canadian foodie who reads this talk page could provide one. (talk) 18:57, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

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Beef invented by Romans?[edit]

I really dont think the good old MOL would agree that the ancient Britains 'picked up the habit of eating roast beef' from Roman rubbish dumps (!!!) Seriously the Ancient British had been herding beef for centuries beforehand as Barry Cunliffe, Francis Pryor or any prehistoric landscape archaeologist would tell you. Beef has always had a very particular place in the British economy & culture - see also the Irish Tain Bo Cuailnge - they certainly ate beef withouth the influence of the Romans! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:10, 2 February 2009 (UTC)


The statement that there are health risks in eating rare beef should be removed. The external reference cited refers to commercially prepared meat, not meat cooked at home. The illness reported was probably due to contamination of the factory. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:53, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Rare beef[edit]

Yes, beef can be rare. It can also be well done, which is a tradition in my (Yorkshire) family. Given historical British tastes, well done is rather more likely to be the tradition, so I suggest you find a citation or add the list of options and remove the 'traditional' part. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:03, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

U.S. Roast Beef[edit]

It would useful to add some information on roast beef preparation and presentation in the United States. It appears that the U.S. eats more roast beef per ca pita than any of the other countries listed and is not represented in this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dirt290 (talkcontribs) 04:44, 28 May 2011 (UTC)


I have no idea what "beef" means here. I guess it means "cow stuff". I do not understand why this article doesn't specify what cuts of meat qualify as roast beef. Sloppy (talk) 17:28, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

In the UK you just go to a Supermarket and buy a "Roasting Joint" or "Beef Joint" and that is what we use for Roast Beef. No idea what cut it is though. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:10, 3 October 2012 (UTC)