Curious details. The life of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom it is full of curiosities and mysteries that are revealed from time to time by personnel who worked in the service of royalty. Just as it is known that you do not have or need a driver’s license or that your tiara she broke up a few hours after her wedding with Felipe de Edimburgo, it is known that she is always attentive to the fulfillment of her diet and the foods that she cannot eat. Precisely on this last point, the monarch has a small book of notes that she keeps next to her post in the Buckingham Palace dining room. What does she use it for?
Some time ago, Darren McGrady, her former private chef, indicated that she is not passionate about gastronomy because of what she “eats to live”, and often chooses fairly simple meals to do where potatoes, rice and pasta for dinner are discarded, but chicken with salad.
“The queen’s menus are prepared three or more days in advance and she sticks to them religiously”revealed.
Notes for cooks
Charles Oliver, former royal servant of Isabel II, he told in his book “Dinner at Buckingham Palace” a peculiar anecdote: the day the queen found a dead slug on her plate and had an unexpected response using her notebook.
As specified and as collected by the British media ‘Independent’, the monarch and her late husband Philip of Edinburgh They used to dine along with a notebook that they could use to take notes of their meals and then send them back to the cooks.
“Once, on a torn top sheet, the lackeys found the carcass of a slug,” wrote Charles Oliver in the book, adding that the leader of British royalty had written: “I found this in the salad, could you eat it?” , next to the animal’s body.
The former royal servant was not the only one who has referred to this, as British culture researcher Bryan Kozlowski described the moment as “strange” in his book “Long Live the Queen: 23 Rules for Living from Britain’s Longest-Living Monarch”.
Regarding the notebook, Charles Oliver added that normally it remains blank because she “She is not picky about food”But you do use it to take notes on your guests’ culinary likes or dislikes for future kitchen staff to use.
“This is duly registered by the kitchen and is remembered, in case the guest returns”, wrote.