Royal expert reveals Queen’s food must be RADIUS
Diana’s former royal chef Darren McGrady has revealed he used to persuade the Queen to choose the princess’s favorite bread and butter pudding by giving the monarch a second choice he knew she would reject.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, the royal chef, 59, who spent 15 years in the royal kitchen, explained that he would always lead the daily menu with two options after the monarch, and if Diana was visiting, he would make sure his favorite dessert – a cross between bread pudding and crÃ¨me brÃ»lÃ©e – was at the top of the menu.
And menu planning isn’t the only process that keeps the Royal Family fed, with ex-Queen Graham Tinsley revealing that food must be x-rayed as part of state banquet security protocol. .
Royal Chef Darren McGrady has revealed how Princess Diana (seen in London in 1989) had a favorite dessert – a cross between bread pudding and crÃ¨me brÃ»lÃ©e – and he would persuade the Queen to choose it for the menu by giving it a second choice he knew she would reject
Talk to Hello! Of events involving heads of state, Graham said: âFor higher caliber banquets, we are required to pass all of our food, containers, knives and kitchen equipment through an x-ray machine while that the motorcycles then took us to the castle “.
But feeding the Royal Family is a slightly less important event, with Darren remembering how he would plan Diana’s visits to the Queen in advance.
Speaking as he reviewed the latest Netflix movie Spencer, based on Diana’s marriage to Charles, he said: “I always suggested two puddings for the menu – Diana’s favorite and one the Queen didn’t like, so I knew the Queen would choose the bread and buttercream soufflÃ©.”
Ex-Queen Graham Tinsley has revealed food must be x-rayed as part of safety protocol at state banquets. The Queen seen speaking to former US President Barack Obama in 2011
Seen: The Queen smiles as she and her guest Nicolas Sarkozy, then President of France, sat next to the Duchess of Cornwall as they waited for their plates, at a state banquet at Windsor Castle in 2008
He added: “It worked every time and the princess got it every time she visited the queen. When the tray returned to the kitchen, I had to stop the chefs from digging and I l put in the stove and waited.
âI knew the princess would be going down to the kitchen in a few minutes. She was too scared to ask for seconds in front of the queen. She would sit on the kitchen counter, chat and eat.
Royal Chef Darren McGrady previously revealed how Princess Diana changed her cooking style from heavy sauces to healthy eating, and asked her to cook her stuffed peppers several times a week – sometimes casually eating in the kitchen with him .
The British cook and food author, now living in Texas, spent 15 years in the royal kitchen, cooking for a multitude of royals, from the Queen to the Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Diana and the Princes William and Harry.
Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II toast President Donald Trump at a State Banquet in his honor at Buckingham Palace on June 3, 2019
Royal chef Darren revealed that Diana would go down to the kitchen for a second serving of bread and butter pudding after dinner with the Queen because she was “too afraid to ask for another serving in front of the monarch”
During his four-year stint working for Diana in the mid-90s, he recalled in a video with Delish how, while the Queen still stuck to her planned menu book, Diana often changed her mind. at the last minute and made the royal cuisine a “relaxed place to work”.
Recalling cooking for Diana, William and Harry, he said: âWhen I joined Princess Diana, she was the patron of 119 different charities, training in the gym three times a week, appearing the best ‘she ever did.
“She had beaten and dealt with bulimia and she said to me, ‘Darren, you take care of all the fat, and I take care of the carbs at the gym.
âMy cooking has changed – no more heavy creams and rich sauces. It was healthy eating, and stuffed peppers were one of her favorite dishes that she probably ate two or three times a week.
Sharing his eating habits, he said: âThe princess didn’t eat beef at all, she sometimes ate lamb if it was entertaining, but for the most part it was vegetarian dishes – like peppers and Stuffed eggplant.
The Queen overseeing preparations for a State Banquet at St George’s Hall, Windsor Castle (pictured)
During his four years working for Diana and the Boys (seen in 1995) in the mid-90s, he recalled in a video with Delish how, while the Queen still stuck to her planned menu book, Diana often changed her mind at the last minute, and made the royal kitchen a “relaxed place to work”
âShe would also love to eat fish, like rainbow trout, and all of her food was very low in fat – certainly no creams or butters.
âIf there was a misconception it was that she didn’t like food, she really liked it. She loved juice before it was even invented. She was always ahead of the trend and kept me on my toes. ‘
And Diana made the kitchen a more relaxed place to work, with the chef remembering, âIf she ate on her own, she would often come and eat in the kitchen and come in while I was still cooking. It was so relaxed when she was in the kitchen, once she made me coffee. It was so much more relaxed at Kensington Palace.
âShe would share a lot of stories with us. We wrote a menu book for Diana, but she never stuck to it when the Queen was a nun – anything you put on the menu three days in advance, she would have it.
“Princess Diana, but not at all!” She looked like she wasn’t in the mood for a dish on the same day – the menu book was really a waste of time.
“William and Harry, even though they were princes, still had royal palettes, so I must have cheated on them when I was cooking healthy food.”
Darren hung up his royal apron in 1997 after Princess Diana’s death, but says her time at Kensington Palace and Windsor Castle holds a significant place in his memory.
Former Queen’s Chef Darren McGrady said he used to persuade the Queen to choose the princess’s favorite bread and butter pudding by giving the monarch a second choice he knew she would reject