We already know Queen Elizabeth II enjoys a daily cocktail or twoand stays away from potatoes and pasta, but there’s another ingredient she despises so much that it’s not even allowed in the Buckingham Palace kitchen: garlic.
Former royal chef Darren McGrady dishes to RecipesPlus: “We can never serve anything with garlic or too much onions,” McGrady says. “We also couldn’t serve meat that was rare, as she liked her meat more well done.”
John Higgins, another former chef who cooked for the Queen, shared similar thoughts with National Post, saying, “The Queen is a wonderful lady, the royal family are wonderful people but they’re missing out on garlic because at Buckingham Palace you don’t cook with garlic. I suppose, in case you get the royal burp.”
So what does the Queen enjoy eating? McGrady says the Queen likes to eat what’s in season. “You can send strawberries every day to The Queen during summer at Balmoral and she’ll never say a word,” he shares. “Try including strawberries on the menu in January and she’ll scrub out the line and say don’t dare send me genetically modified strawberries. She absolutely does eat seasonal.”