The Duchess of Sussex is known for being a foodie and often posted recipes on her former blog The Tig. And while Meghan loves to whip up avocado toast and green smoothies, many in the royal fold have produced lifestyle bestsellers and authored cookbooks in their free time.
Here are the 4 Best Royal Cookbooks for Dining Like a Duchess:
Together: Our Community Cookbook with Foreword by the Duchess of Sussex
Filled with mouth-watering recipes like coconut chicken curry, caramelized plum upside down cake and vegetable samosas, this colorful tome provides seasoned and aspiring chefs with enough savory recipes to last through the seasons. Supporting the Grenfell Tower victims, this charity offering makes an excellent gift for friends and family.
Heartfelt by Pippa Middleton
Filled with heart friendly recipes like asian tuna with avocado salsa, halibut with roast tomato and portobello mushrooms margherita, this book by Duchess Kate’s sister was designed to give readers a healthy twist on traditional recipes. Not only does the pretty and stylish health-conscious book feature savory recipes but there are many options for those with a sweet tooth including a scrumptious spice black forest crumble, rhubarb and custard semifreddo as well as a berry roulade.
Princess Diana’s chef Darren McGrady relays some of his favorite recipes from his time at the House of Windsor. As a chef to the royal family for more than 15 years, the culinary consultant, chef and author who now resides in Dallas, Texas, details some of his favorite meals designed to appease his pickiest palace clients. From traditional English fare to classic French dishes, the book includes delights like earl grey tea cake, summer pudding and spring asparagus soup. Both Prince Harry and Prince William loved Chef Darren’s roast chicken and he would often serve the dish to the boys as well as their mother Princess Diana who preferred her chicken without the skin. Prince Harry later proposed to his wife over the same simple chicken recipe.
At Buckingham Palace Royal Chef Mark Flanagan prepared afternoon tea for more than a decade and inside his book, “Royal Teas” he details tantalizing seasonal recipes from pastries to finger sandwiches. Plus, there are beautiful glossy photographs of floral arrangements and colorful table decorations. Perhaps the most exciting recipe in the nonfiction work is the honey sponge cake with ingredients sourced from bees in the Palace Gardens.