Queen Elizabeth II Has A Peculiar Way Of Eating Bananas, As Revealed By Her Former Chef, Darren McGrady
November 19, 2018 17:27 By Mambee
At various points in our lives, we've all imagined what it would be like to be royalty. We all know that being a royal comes with its perks. Everything, from how you dress and talk to how you eat, is a reflection of that.
Take the Queen Elizabeth II, for example; her waking hours have many pretty interesting features.
How Queen Elizabeth II wakes up
Every morning at 9 a.m, a bagpiper employed by the Queen stands outside her window and plays his instrument until she wakes up.
The bagpiper has to make sure she doesn't sleep through the alarm, so he has to keep playing till she wakes.
This tradition of waking up to bagpipes started with Queen Victoria in the year 1843 after she fell in love with the bagpipe sound and decided she wanted to wake up to it everyday.
She went on to hire Angus McKay as her official royal Piper, a position that has been occupied by 15 others since then.
After waking up, the Queen then goes on to eat her breakfast. She enjoys her Special K cereal along with fruit.
Queen Elizabeth's peculiar method of eating bananas
Royals are known to do things a little differently, but when Darren McGrady, the queen's former chef, wrote about how the Queen eats bananas, many were more than a little curious.
In his book, Eating Royally, he wrote how the Queen likes to eat her bananas using a fork and knife.
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As it turns out, this method of eating bananas is not exactly ‘weird,’ as William Hanson, an etiquette expert, agrees that it is an ideal way of eating bananas at the table, as he previously noted, since they are usually served as dessert courses.
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According to him, dessert traditionally referred to a fruit course rather than sweets.
Fruits, he noted are still served as dessert at state banquets. The top and bottom parts of the banana are cut off, then it is peeled lengthways and eaten with a fork and knife.
According to McGrady, Queen Elizabeth is not a foodie and mostly eats to live. He mentioned how she enjoyed throwing dinners more than eating them.
Furthermore, he revealed that the Queen is a chocoholic and that her favorite dessert is a ‘Chocolate Perfection Pie’, described as a pastry case with a meringue, cinnamon and chocolate cream lining.
Different ways of eating bananas
Aside from being very healthy, bananas also happen to be very versatile. Find below are some ways to eat them.
1. Banana toast: All you need do is mash up a banana that is ripe, and then spread it across your toast. Toppings like honey and pepitas are also welcome.
2. Coconut-cardamom banana chips
3. Banana Curd: You can eat this with toast, pancakes, oats, waffles, or just with a spoon.
4. Banana Chocolate chip cookies
5. Miso-Roasted banana fritters: These can be served with caramel sauce to take them over the top.
The Queen has sure given us an exciting way to munch our bananas!