Roast beef is classic British fare. It's the centerpiece of a traditional Sunday dinner, and the hearty main course for a holiday celebration. Chef Anne Willan has drawn on her own family's techniques for cooking and serving a standing rib roast for this recipe, which is served with roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding.
Serve roast beef with all the trimmings for an easy meal rich in flavor. The centerpiece rib roast is presented with potatoes that are ridged with a fork so they can soak up ample pan juices. The potatoes can be boiled, tossed with oil, and refrigerated until needed.