Whether you’re serving up a simple family dinner or hosting a holiday soiree, now you can bring the experience of royal dining to your own table with the first-ever cookbook from the kitchen at Buckingham Palace.
A Royal Cookbook brings together a selection of recipes for both new and experienced cooks from Royal Chef Mark Flanagan. Organized by season in keeping with the royal kitchen’s commitment to fresh, seasonal cooking, the recipes range from elaborate entrees to tea-time treats and are accompanied by tips on presentation and entertaining from Deputy Master of the Royal Household Edward Griffiths. For those inclined to bring out the fine china, the book also includes illustrations and explanations of the tableware, floral arrangements, and other decorative items that adorn the royal table throughout the year, as well as stories and photographs from the history of royal dining, drawn from the Royal Archives and the Print Room at Windsor Castle.
Fully illustrated with mouth-watering photographs and offering easy-to-follow techniques for each delicious dish, A Royal Cookbook will make readers—and their lucky guests—ready for dinner with royal relish.
About the Author
Mark Flanagan is Royal Chef at Buckingham Palace.
Edward Griffiths is Deputy Master of the Royal Household.
“Ever wondered about why Queen Elizabeth II looks like the healthiest 88-year-old in Britain? . . . A Royal Cookbook reveals some of the Queen’s culinary choices, including the no-bake wedding cake served at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 2011 wedding reception. . . . While there are a few are elaborate showstoppers—such as a spring starter of crown of asparagus with crab and mango—most are surprisingly simple. The sable Breton with English strawberries and lemon cream is well within the skill range of a moderately experienced cook.”