Queen Elizabeth II: her culinary habits and daily food menus! How is the whole thing planned?
Queen Elizabeth II has at her disposal at the Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle the best chefs and the finest food items. The queen has the best foods in the world which include fresh vegetables and fruits with a sweet treat in between. What diet does the Queen have every day and how are her tastes and likes catered to?
Queen Elizabeth and her food arrangement
Former royal chef Darren McGrady had on an earlier occasion revealed that there is a red leather-bound book detailing the menus. It is in the French language and each week this book is sent to the Queen. Darren said:
“We prepared the menus three days ahead so we could get the food in,”
The chef added:
“The chefs would pick the menus and she would put a line through the ones she didn’t want. Sometimes she’d put a line through it all and put something different – like if she was having dinner with Prince Andrew, his favorite was crème Brulee with Sandringham oranges.”
The daily diet regime of Her Majesty
The Queen starts her day with a pre-breakfast. In this, she takes Earl Grey tea but sans milk or sugar. There are some biscuits to go with it.
Later, she has her breakfast in her private dining room in the Palace. Her favorites are cereal, yogurt, toast, and marmalade. She also likes fish during breakfast.
Royal servant Charles Oliver had earlier revealed:
“Kippers, in a number of uncomplicated variations, have remained a favorite with the Queen ever since – for breakfast, as a savory or a late-night supper. The queen is also fond of smoked haddock as a breakfast dish.”
Fish with vegetables are her favorite lunch food items. She keeps this meal simple. She avoids starchy foods such as potatoes and pasta. She loves Dover sole on a bed of wilted spinach.
For the afternoon tea, the Queen likes Earl Grey tea with chocolate biscuit cake and ginger cake. She also likes cucumber, egg, and smoked salmon sandwiches.
Dinner-time at the palace
For dinner, the Queen likes a variety. There is usually a combination of meat or fish and vegetables. Darren disclosed:
“For the main course she loved the game, things like Gaelic steak, fillet steak with a mushroom whiskey sauce, especially if we did it with venison,”
“For a first course, she loved the Gleneagles pâté, which is smoked salmon, trout, and mackerel. She loved using ingredients off the estate and so if we had salmon from Balmoral from the River Dee, she’d have that, it was one of her favorites.”
“We used a repertoire of dishes, mainly British and French food. We cooked a lot of traditional French food like halibut on a bed of spinach with a Mornay sauce.”
And her favorite dessert items are strawberries from Balmoral and white peaches grown at Windsor Castle. She also loves chocolates. Darren said:
“She is absolutely a chocoholic. Anything we put on the menu that had chocolate on, she would choose, especially chocolate perfection pie.”