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Margaret McSweeney

The Royal Chef Darren McGrady

 

 

Are you ready to cook, eat and entertain royalty?  The Royal Chef Darren McGrady shares recipes from Buckingham Palace and his home in Dallas.  As personal chef to Queen Elizabeth and the royal family for eleven years and to Princess Diana for four years, Chef McGrady has prepared feasts and comfort food for all occasions.

 

What is Queen Elizabeth’s favorite chocolate dessert? Does she always have an Afternoon Tea?  What were the special dishes that Princess Diana loved? Who are the foodies in the Royal Family? What foods did the young princes enjoy when they were growing up? What are his thoughts about a royal engagement with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Tune into this podcast for answers.

Meanwhile, Chef Darren McGrady shares his top tips for hosting a memorable meal in your home: “It’s not about impressing friends.  It’s about making them feel comfortable and spending as much time around the table with everyone.”  Here’s how:

  1. Make a cold first course ahead;
  2. Prepare entrees using a recipe that you know works;
  3. Serve a cold dessert.

Here are three kitchen gadgets that the Royal Chef encourages you to have in your kitchen:

  1. Microplane. “It’s great for zesting and for fine chocolate
  2. Tweezers.  This makes the placement of micro greens much easier.
  3. Sous Vide Machine.