The former royal chef who served the Queen for 11 years is revealing the eating habits of the Royal Family.
Darren McGrady left his job serving the Queen when Princess Diana asked him to be her personal chef, but his time with her Majesty remains in his mind as he recalled all the food he whipped up for the Windsor lot.
The chef says that there are a few things about the Queen her subjects wouldn’t see coming.
Apparently, she watches her figure and eats four small meals a day that usually includes fish and vegetables, “She wouldn’t have potatoes. Or when she’s on her own for lunch, she doesn’t have the starch. She just does the protein and the salad,” he told WWD.com
She also isn’t a fan of wasting food, when another cook sent up a dish for dinner with a lemon as a garnish she sent it back, “as Her Majesty deemed it a waste.”
Probably the most endearing comment he made was regarding the Queen’s penchant for chocolate, “She loved chocolate so much, she’d give it up for Lent,” McGrady says.
Her favourite chocolate-based desert? Chocolate biscuit cake. Which she has a sliver of every day. Don’t blame her.
Surprisingly Prince Philip is a deft hand in the kitchen, one of his specialties is venison tenderloins, while his son the Prince of Wales prefers organic food from the garden.
So if you ever find yourself at the palace, impress the Queen by asking for your plate without garnish or potatoes.
The former royal chef now lives in Dallas where he runs his own kitchen called Eating Royally.
He also recently released a cookbook of the same name, which includes recipes he’d make for HRM. All we want to know is, how do we make chocolate biscuit cake?
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.