Eat like the Monarchs
Recipes and stories from Princess Diana’s Chef
“Mummy says it’s
okay” reads a note that Princess Diana once wrote for her young son Harry to
pass on to their chef in exchange for some syrup pies. This note has been kept
and treasured by Carolyn Robb, who served TRH Prince and Princess of Wales and
TRH Prince William and Prince Harry as personal executive chef for over a
In her first book The Royal Touch, Carolyn Robb shares many
of her precious memories of life and work at the Royal Palaces, alongside
recipes that the royals adored. Most of the 80 recipes, ranging from British classics
to dishes inspired by Carolyn’s childhood in South Africa and international
travels, are easy to recreate at home.
Robb remembers that
filled eggplant was one of Princess Diana’s favorite dishes. She used to serve
the dish regularly, either as a starter or a main. Robb’s delicious recipe is
based on bulgur, tomato, and goat’s cheese as a filling. If you want to give
stuffed eggplant a try, our Pomegranate and couscous stuffed eggplant with feta and fresh herbs and spices is a tasty
Lamb was one of TRH
Princess Diana’s favorite meats, especially in combination with mint. Robb
shares a lamb salad recipe with a lime and mint vinaigrette, alongside a little
thank you note by Lady Diana. Would she have loved our Teriyaki lamb skewers with pea-mint-puree, too?
Among Robb’s most
treasured memories are the garden parties at Buckingham Palace where she would
sample cream scones and lemon curd cups. If you are planning to host a garden
party or a fancy afternoon tea party in true English style, our Scones with blackcurrant jam and Lemon curd cups must not be missing off
If you think that
royal cooking mean lengthy ingredient lists and unachievable dishes, The Royal Touch will prove you wrong.
Robb’s new potatoes wrapped in pancetta feature just three ingredients and are
as tasty, quick, and easy to prepare as these Bacon-wrapped stuffed mushrooms.
A new global wave
of excitement and love for the royal family has been caused by Prince William’s
wedding to Catherine Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge. Thanks to The Royal Touch, you can not only recreate
one of their wedding cakes, but also the bridal flower arrangement. Royal florist
Sarah Champier complements the books with her delicate arrangements and shares
stories and seasonal favorites from Highgrove Garden.
With its inspiring
recipes, gorgeous color photographs and, above all, Robb’s personal anecdotes, The Royal Touch is a must for any fan of
the royal family.