Dinner at Buckingham Palace
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Lovingly curated by Charles Oliver, who was born into the royal household as the son of a royal servant, this book features exclusive photographs, recipes, anecdotes and menus that span across three generations of royal dining. Oliver grew up with the Royal Family, spending over 60 years in their service. Over that time, he developed an interest in royal eating habits, having been witness to the meals of Queen Victoria, George V and Queen Mary, and Elizabeth II. This compilation offers a never-before-seen glimpse into the intimate affair of afternoon tea in the Royal Household, as well as the more formal proceedings of a state supper, alongside a brief insight into the history of royal cooking. Featuring a selection of menus used at actual royal events, alongside a series of exclusive private photographs of the Royal Family, this new insight into the world of royal dining will give you the inspiration you need to create exquisite dishes and craft decadent desserts which are fit for a king or queen!
Charles Oliver grew up in the royal household during the reign of Queen Victoria. After Victoria's death, he endeared himself to George V and Queen Mary. Even when he retired, he remained very close to the palace and the entourage of Elizabeth II. It was Charles Oliver's wish that the wealth of material he had gathered over the years should be compiled into what he described as "a cookbook with a difference." He made one stipulation—that it should not be published until after his death. This is that book.
"Anyone who enjoys learning about the royals—or pretending to be royalty—will thoroughly enjoy this invitation to dinner at the palace." —Publishers Weekly
"Ardent royal-watchers will take at once to Dinner at Buckingham Palace." —Booklist