You won't find this in the royal kitchens.
When it comes to the royal kitchens at Buckingham Palace, we have some insider information. Ever wondered just what the Queen eats for breakfast? When she fancies a light snack? What she tucks into at dinner time?
Not too long ago we discovered that Queen Liz likes to do her weekly shop in Waitrose (but of course), and now it appears we’re getting an insight into what her majesty does and does not purchase on said food shops – but it may come as a surprise.
In an interview with the National Post, the Queen’s former palace chef admitted that there’s one particular item Queen Liz has actually banned from entering the cupboards of the royal kitchen.
‘At Buckingham Palace you don’t cook with garlic,’ John Higgins revealed.
Although he didn’t give a definitive reason behind why the Queen has dismissed garlic, John suggested it’s ‘in case you get the royal burp’ (though we aren’t sure Liz would quite agree) and therefore authentic royal recipes never include odorous flavours.
The Queen’s former personal chef also revealed some of her majesty’s dinning preferences in a former interview with the Telegraph.
Darren McGrady revealed that the Queen follows a disciplined diet, and often avoids starchy food including rice, pasta and potatoes. And if her royal highness does ever indulge in a sandwich, the crusts are always cut off (a woman after our own heart).
Don’t worry though, Liz does still know how to treat herself. Apparently she absolutely loves chocolate, especially in biscuit and cake formation. She also enjoys fresh fruit, such as mangos, strawberries and peaches. So dessert round Buckingham Palace sounds delicious.
Not only does Queen Elizabeth like to enjoy the sweeter things in life, apparently she’s also partial to a royal nightcap in the form of a gin and dubonnet. Cheers to that, Liz!