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Queen Elizabeth Banned Garlic from Buckingham Palace - Food News

Queen Elizabeth Banned Garlic from Buckingham Palace - Food News
From The Kitchn - October 11, 2017

There are a lot of perks to being a royal. Queen Elizabeth II apparently drinks Champagne every day, is surrounded by adorable corgis, and owns so many diamonds her jewelry collection has its own curatorial staff. But news came out this past week that she never, ever eats garlic. Living in a castle sounds lovely, but it does not seem worth it for a lifetime without garlic.

Two former royal chefs have confirmed that the Queen banned garlic from Buckingham palace entirely.

"We can never serve anything with garlic or too much onions," chef Darren McGrady told Recipes Plus. McGrady cooked for the royal family for 15 years and is the author of Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen.

"The Queen is a wonderful lady, the royal family are wonderful people, but they are missing out on garlic because at Buckingham Palace you do not cook with garlic. I suppose, in case you get the royal burp," former Buckingham Palace chef John Higgins told the Canadian National Post.

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