The Queen loves seafood but will not eat delicacies at dinner parties
Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-serving monarch ever, reigning for 95 years. Her Majesty has access to the most incredible ingredients thanks to a team of the best chefs in the world. The Queen will have tasted some unusual and memorable dishes after spending so much time traveling the world and learning about other monarchies and cultures. But what are his favorite dishes? Is there anything she absolutely refuses to eat?
Darren McGrady is a former chef to the Queen who has previously shared inside information about the Queen’s eating habits.
He explained that Her Majesty “has never been a foodie”, preferring traditional British and French cuisine.
This is in stark contrast to her husband, Prince Philip, who loved experimenting with new ingredients and dishes.
Darren revealed in a series of Q&A videos on YouTube that when he was its leader between 1982 and 1993, the monarch ate four meals a day: breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
In a clip, Darren spoke of the Queen’s love of seafood, in particular Morecambe Bay pot prawns on toast.
“They’re cooked and marinated in this secret spiced butter, and then the queen would have them with hot toast, and the butter melts when you spread them on the hot toast,” he explained.
It comes after the chef said fish would be the monarch’s starter of choice.
“For a first course, she loved the Gleneagles pate, which is smoked salmon, trout and mackerel,” he told Hello! magazine.
And nothing beats fresh fish caught in one of the rivers of the royal domain, probably Balmoral.
“She liked to use ingredients from the estate, so if we had Balmoral salmon from the River Dee she would have it,” Darren continued. It was one of his favorites.
“We used a variety of dishes.”
“She’s an absolute chocolate addict,” the former royal chef said. She would order anything that had chocolate in it that we put on the menu, especially the Chocolate Perfection Pie.
The queen would not eat the ingredients as she is not very adventurous and prefers to stick to what she likes; instead, she saw food as a means of “living.”
Darren explained by saying, “She always ate to live rather than living to eat.”
“Prince Philip was a foodie. He was always eager to try new dishes and was captivated by new ingredients, whereas the Queen had to read the whole recipe before saying ‘yes okay let’s try’.
Former royal servant Charles Oliver explained this in his book Dinner at Buckingham Palace.
He wrote: ‘Inevitably there are a couple of things the Queen and her husband don’t like, and guests are given due warning in advance.
“Palace instruction states: Neither the Queen nor the Duke of Edinburgh likes oysters.