Strict prohibition. A former head of the royal family recently spoke to The Telegraph to come back to the eating habits of Queen Elizabeth II, but not only. Indeed, even if the many trips allow them to taste an immense variety of dishes, this does not mean that they are free to eat everything and, as in many other aspects of their life, a protocol also governs what they are allowed to eat. According to chef Darren McGrady, who worked for several years in the palace kitchens in the 1990s, some foods are indeed “forbidden” to them, or at least in public. This is particularly the case for shellfish but also for foie gras.
Without further details, we can deduce that shellfish are a food at risk, whether in the event of an allergy or in the event of inexpensive products that would make people sick. For foie gras the explanation is more precise and according to Yahoo Sport, this would have to do in particular with the concerns of Prince Charles in relation to the treatment of animals, who would have decided to ban foie gras described as politically incorrect and often at the heart of controversy over the holidays. As for shellfish, in addition to the possibility of giving allergies, it could also be linked to a particular event. Some time ago, Prince William was indeed photographed devouring king crab legs in an un… royal way.
The sovereign has imposed a strict rule
Queen Elizabeth II has herself banned a few foods, for example refusing to eat starch and carbohydrates at dinner. No pasta, rice or potatoes. “When she dines alone, she is very strict. The rule is no starch. Usually she eats something like grilled sole with vegetables and salad,” explains chef Darren McGrady. A discipline that fortunately does not apply to all members of the royal family all the time since, according to the words of chef Aldo Zilli to the Daily Mail, the favorite dish of young Prince George is spaghetti carbonara. Classic but effective.
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