Queen sends sassy message to chef and kitchen staff after finding a dead slug in her meal
The Queen, who once found a dead garden slug in her salad, found a hilarious way to shade the Palace chef and also get her point across without offending anyone's feelings
Cooking for the royal family can be a high-anxiety job, especially when your dishes are getting tasted by the Queen of England herself. In earlier centuries, any culinary mistake would probably have resulted in the monarch's chef taking a trip to the Tower.
However, times have changed, and instead of Tower visits, now the royal chef just gets a stern note from the Queen when there's something wrong with the food. And added to it could be a little bit of Her Majesty's sassy sense of humor, something she displayed quite recently.
A new report claims that the Queen once finding a dead garden slug in her salad found a hilarious way to shade the Palace chef and also get her point across without offending anyone's feelings.
According to the report, Elizabeth tore off a page from the comments book, which is kept at the table for her to use as a means of conveying her appreciation - or distaste - to the chef in the kitchens. She placed the dead slug on the comments note, and alongside, wrote: “I found this in the salad - could you eat it?”
Even though the Queen can have almost every dish from around the world at her beck and call anytime she wants, she enjoys rather a simple taste in food. Her former chef, Darren McGrady said she likes “clean and simple” meals such as grilled Dover sole on wilted spinach.
The monarch's daily food routine begins with her selecting her meals from a red leather-bound book put together by the royal chef, where she marks her choices in pencil, crossing out dishes she doesn't want and writing in suggestions. Without fail, the Queen wakes up at 7.30 am every day and receives a cup of Darjeeling tea from her chambermaid, which she sips while listening to Radio 4’s Today programme.
For breakfast, the monarch reportedly has cereals, which are presented to her in Tupperware containers. As per the Queen's former chef, she also likes yogurt, marmalade on toast, etc., and on days when she's feeling a little extra generous, she even tosses the crusts to her beloved dogs.
For her afternoon tea, her Majesty is usually served at 4 pm, where her tea is accompanied by a selection of sandwiches with the crusts cut off and tiny cakes including chocolate, ginger, and fruitcake. McGrady, who stayed in service for more than 15 years, said dinner would be game or fish from one of the royal estates, and the Queen loves white peaches from the greenhouse at Windsor Castle.