A former chef to the royal family has shared details of Prince Charles eating habits in a new interview.
In a video for online food platform Delish, British-born cook Darren McGrady, who now lives in Texas, revealed the Prince of Wales has a healthy breakfast, sometimes skips lunch, and enjoys a substantial evening meal.
He added that Charles, 71, who recently recovered from coronavirus, was a fan of organic farming before it was popular
McGrady, who worked for Princess Diana in the mid-1990s, said: ‘When it comes to eating no two days are the same for the Prince of Wales.
‘He often starts the day with fruit, sometimes skips lunch and has afternoon tea of boiled eggs and something more substantial in the evening.’
British-born cook Darren McGrady (pictured in LA in 2016) also said the Prince of Wales loves organic food
Prince Charles favourite meal is lamb with mushroom risotto, Darren revealed.
‘I cooked lamb a lot at Buckingham Palace’ he explained. ‘I really Prince Charles, he was a foodie, into organic farming before it was even invented.
‘He loves wild mushrooms and would take his chefs to Balmoral to show them where best mushrooms are. We brought back to Buckingham Palace and they were the most amazing porcini mushrooms.’
In the clip, Darren cooks Charles favourite recipe. He starts by seasoning a rack of lamb and then heats up a hot pan of oil.
Next, he sears the lamb before cooking it in a sous-vide – which is when the meat is cooked in a plastic vacuum bag inside a bath of water.
While the lamb was cooking for an hour, Darren made the risotto. He began by putting oil in a pan and then added arborio rice, which he then covers it in a homemade chicken broth.
Prince Charles has a healthy breakfast, sometimes skips lunch, and enjoys a substantial evening meal, according to Darren. Pictured, Charles last month
The chef cooks it with sundried tomatoes, porcini mushroom, and adds basil and truffle oil.
The chef has given a number of interviews reflecting on his time with the royal family in recent months.
Darren hung up his royal apron in 1997 after Princess Diana died, but says his time at Kensington Palace and Windsor Castle looms large in his memory.
Source: Food Recipes and News