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Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen

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Meals and memories from Princess Diana's personal chef.

All families have their favorite foods―including the House of Windsor. Darren McGrady, personal chef to Princess Diana and chef to the royal family for fifteen years, has collected more than 100 recipes in "Eating Royally" and behind-the-scenes stories that offer insight into the royal family's lives.

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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published July 10th 2007 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Lisa
The concept of the book is good. And despite the silly title and a few typos in the cookbook, I enjoyed it.

Darren McGrady was a cook and pastry chef for the British royal family, soon after Princess Di married Charles. Before her death, he was Princess Di's personal Chef. Besides recipes (of things I don't think I'd ever cook) of royal favorite dishes, there's a lot of ancedotal information pertaining to eating at different royal castles and homes. Those inset bits of information were chock-ful
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Ginnie Grant
This book was visually stunning and so well written. what very pleasantly surprised me was, even though the dishes listed were the favorites of royalty, they were really simple dishes just made well with fresh Ingriedients. The remembrances made me smile. It was obvious By the way darren speaks of Princess Diana and by the notes she left for him often, that he was just not "the help" to her but a friend too. The mark of a great leader is how they treat their "Inferiors" and Diana treated everyon ...more
Kate
Darren McGrady began working for the Royal Family as a pastry chef and quickly moved up the ranks to serve as Diana's personal chef until her death in 1997. Here he presents many of the recipes he served the Royals, and Diana in particular. Filled with artifacts, personal notes, photographs and never-before-seen memorabilia, this is much more than a cookbook. It is an opportunity to see how the Royals really live and to eat the exact recipes that graced the tables of Windsor, Balmoral, Kensingto ...more
Meghan
Of course some of these recipes are very fancy and require several unusual and unique ingredients. But, quite a few are simple enough you could make for a small party, etc. The ones I have made were all very tasty! I also love pd the little royal stories scattered throughout the book!
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I really liked this cookbook. His stories from the kitchens of the various palaces and castles that the royal family lived in is very interesting. I was surprised to learn they eat so much of what's grown on their own land from fruit, vegetables, to dairy and game meat.

I have two problems with this cookbook. I have a first edition so possibly, hopefully, they are corrected in later editions. On page 64 is a recipe for Pommes Fondantes. Only half of the instructions are printed, they left half o
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Deni Johansson
I LOVED this book! If you love reading about the Royals, this book is a great read; the chef tells of his life cooking for them (while Princess Diana was alive), and as a bonus, you get recipes!
Rubywolf
I read this a little over a year ago. I loved the little stories and anecdotes, and two or three of my new favorite recipes came from here. (Seriously, make the Gaelic steak.)
Elaine
Since I'm not really a cook--although I do see some recipes I might be able to made--I'm really enjoyed the stories of the goings on behind the scenes of royal life.
Katherine
Pleasant stories about cooking for the royal family, and there are some recipes I want to try. Entertaining.
Annie
I always love Princess Di. Love the pictures and looking forward to try out some recipes!
Ron
A fun way to learn about how rich people eat - it all becomes an art form.
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