Food - Drink
Everything You Need To Know About Queen Elizabeth II's Favorite Foods
Sunday Roast
According to the former royal chef of 15 years, Darren McGrady, the queen was very fond of a Sunday roast. While typically roast beef, you can use any meat you’d like with potatoes or a root vegetable on the side; just don’t forget the preferred condiment: horseradish.
Chocolate Biscuit Cake
Chocolate biscuit cake, complete with broken up pieces of biscuits inside, was the favorite dessert to the chocoholic queen, according to McGrady, and even appeared at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The queen had it every day with tea and even traveled with it.
Earl Grey Tea
Fresh tasting with notes of citrus and bergamot, Earl Grey was the queen's tea of choice, specifically from Twinings & Co. The queen preferred it brewed traditionally with tea leaves, according to former royal butler Grant Harrod, and always took it with a splash of milk.
Jam Pennies
As an England tradition since the early 1840s, Queen Elizabeth was not unfamiliar to daily afternoon tea time, and her lifetime favorite tea time snack was jam pennies. Made with just bread, jam, and a bit of butter, jam pennies were named for their small size and circular shape.
Tuna Mayo Sandwich
Known as tuna mayo in the UK, tuna salad sandwiches were a favorite of Queen Elizabeth II. According to another former royal chef, Owen Hodgson, it was prepared for the queen with cucumber, pepper, and cut into eight triangles; never squares, per an England tradition.