Cookbook containing 70 recipes from around the world to be released for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

A royal cookbook containing 70 recipes from around the world will be released to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Her Majesty, who turned 96 on April 21, turned 70 this February, becoming the first British monarch to reach the historic milestone.

She should mark the occasion with a long weekend of festivities in June. A four-day public holiday has been announced, which will include a London Platinum Jubilee parade, a party at Buckingham Palace and the Queen’s annual Trooping the Color birthday parade.

Ahead of the show, a new Platinum Jubilee cookbook containing recipes from British embassies and high commissions will be launched on 28 April.

Includes how to make Spanish jam from Madrid and green fish curry from Islamabad High Commission.

The book, which has been endorsed by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, contains anecdotes about the use of food in British diplomacy and hopes to celebrate the breaking of bread with people around the world, the royals said.

It will also explore how UK cuisine has changed during the Queen’s reign.

In the prologue, Charles and Camilla said the outlook was “bleak” when the queen came to the throne and has since “transformed”.

“Several foods were still rationed and the scant selection of ingredients on offer presented a challenge to even the most creative cook,” they wrote.

“Foods from other parts of the world were almost unknown. The only takeaway option was the ever-faithful fish and chips; and chemists sold olive oil in small bottles, for medical rather than culinary use.”

The royals said the nation’s tastes have changed as the UK has diversified and cuisines from other nations have gained popularity.

“Today, our tastes have been transformed,” they added. “More than ever before, we welcome the culinary heritage of others into our homes and for this we are deeply grateful.”

While the variety of foods has increased, Charles and Camilla said the “deep, almost spiritual meaning of breaking bread with others” remains the same.

“In all royal cisits, food plays an important role, presenting opportunities to enjoy a taste of the culinary heritage of the host nation, while also offering the opportunity to share the best of British cuisine,” they said.

“We recognize some of the dishes here, from the British-Malaysian fusion Rendang Beef Wellington we enjoyed in Kuala Lumpur, to the delicious whiskey bread and butter pudding we enjoyed in Washington.”

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