Wild mushrooms, 'soft' egg, pheasant crumble... Charles III has amazing culinary tastes

Known for his sensitivity to the ecological cause, Charles III is nonetheless a member of the British royal family. His status therefore allows him to demand certain dietary privileges. Focus on the regime of the prince who became king on September 8.

  Wild mushrooms, egg"mou", crumble de faisan... Charles III a des goûts culinaires étonnants

At the table of roi , it is Charles III who makes the law. Regime particular , demands very specific and habits out of the ordinary are at menu food customs of the one who became king on the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022. Indeed, since access to the throne of Charles III , anecdotes about his daily life resurface. Personal toilets while traveling, display of toothpaste by his valets… The staff of 'Clarence House' - his place of residence with his wife Camilla until he took the throne - had even given him the nickname of 'pampered prince' . And his meals are no exception.

The Breakfast of King Charles III

For the first meal of the day, Charles III 'has a very healthy formula: pain homemade, a bowl of fresh fruits , of the Juice in a hurry', details a former royal family staff member in the documentary film Serving the Royals : Inside the Firm . When he travels, the king always has with him a box containing ' six different types of honey , from muesli , of the dried fruits [...] and  t out what he's a bit picky about', details the former chef of the royal yacht Britannia . It is even possible that the honey comes from ruches that Charles owned with his mother . He always drinks a cup of tea with some milk a you honey . But be careful, green tea must be heated to 70 ° C , while Earl Gray black tea should be very, very hot, at 100° C.

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The king is also a fan of seeds and of nut . In his book The Palace Papers , journalist and biographer Tina Brown recounts that during a buffet breakfast, Prince William warned guests to stay away from 'the bird food ' of his father, referring to a bunch of linseed .

King Charles III likes to eat eggs he eats sometimes at brunch but does not always include them in his breakfast, except on weekends. Sometimes he savors it later in the day, accompanied by crumpets (kinds of pancakes) which he is fond of. But the egg is a star food food from the King of England. At 'Highgrove House', his country residence in England, he has his own hens , not surprising therefore that he tastes his fresh eggs . According to Graham Tinsley, former head of the Welsh culinary team, Charles III likes the eggs are not too firm and he eats them boiled, cooked for two to three minutes. Interviewed by the British site  Hello ! , the chef adds, 'A soft-boiled egg normally cooks for about five minutes. So imagine this egg…it's very, very mou . [Charles]  demanded a soft egg, pele and hidden under lettuce leaves . He then crushed the lettuce leaves in the eggs to make a vinaigrette , a bit like mayonnaise . '

Convictions right down to the dishes

According to Queen Elizabeth II's former chef, Darren McGrady, Charles III was interested in organic farming long before we talked about it . He also says that the king loved look for mushrooms in his domain of several tens of thousands of hectares at Balmoral Castle. These finds were then sautéed with some herbs then frozen to be used all year round.

Former royal chef Carolyn Webb told Marie Claire that 'during the season of asparagus , I could serve it three or four times a week. You wouldn't dare serve from asparagus or some strawberries in december . [...] Everything was based on what was in season in the garden.' During an interview with the British media BBC in October 2021, the son of Queen Elizabeth II, then Prince of Wales, said it is 'not eat [r] meat and fish two days a week' and not 'many [r] of dairy products a day per week .' This exchange organized at 'Prince George's Wood', an arboretum that Charles planted for his grandson in the gardens of his residence in Scotland. Birkhall, was themed the environment as well as possible actions for reduce the carbon footprint. Prince Charles further asserted that 'what we eat is of course important' , and admitted that it was for that reason that he had changed his diet. The king of 73 years old further added that he had converted his car Aston Martin so that it works with ' excess English white wine and whey from the cheese-making process .'

The dinner of King Charles III

Do not look for the detail of the lunch 73-year-old king, he just doesn't eat it. The fact is that the information was even added to the ' 70 facts about the Prince of Wales ' , list published in 2018 on the site official of the former prince. And this detail sometimes poses a problem. According to a Clarence House source quoted by the Daily Mail , 'when we make visits of a day or visits to abroad , he can go all day without stopping for a break, which means that we all have to miss our lunch too .' You can imagine it, if the king deprives himself of lunch, the dinners are consequent . Among the king's preferences: wild mushrooms picked in his field. Charles III is also a great amateur of lamb , says Darren McGrandy, former chef to Queen Elizabeth II in a video in which he prepares lamb served with wild mushroom risotto (below). He also loves the prunes from the garden slightly poached in juice with muesli .

It is also said that the Prince Philip's son love them small dishes game feather which he hunts himself. This includes for example the pheasant crumble tart or coq au vin made with capercaillie. Charles III also claims to have invented a different version of the Moussaka based on... capercaillie, he nicknamed it the ' big ' (this game is called 'grouse' in English).

All these details about the diet of the new king did finally Nothing suprising . For example, Queen Elizabeth II tasted the bananas in a very particular way. According to a former royal chef, to avoid eating the fruit 'like a monkey' , she would cut off the top and bottom of her banana before slicing the skin lengthwise and then removing the skin. Finally, she was cutting le fruit in parts before eating it with fork and knife .

Source journaldesfemmes.fr