The cookbook will feature 70 recipes from British embassies and high commissions from across the world and will be available to buy from Thursday, April 28. It will feature British recipes and those inspired by local influences from around the various embassies, as well as others which are a fusion of the two. Many of the recipes included have actually been served during royal visits to various nations and included in the book are a selection of anecdotes from diplomatic dinners over the years.
Included in the book is a mince pie recipe from “C”, the head of MI6, a recipe for cardamon lamb from the high commission in New Delhi, and a whisky bread and butter pudding from the Washington D.C. embassy.
Meanwhile, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have written a foreword for the Platinum Jubilee cookbook and they shared a photo of the glossy purple cover on their official Clarence House Instagram account.
“As we come together as a nation, in the Realms, and across the Commonwealth to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, food will no doubt play a central part in our public and private celebrations,” they wrote in the caption.
“We only hope that this book provides you with both pleasure and inspiration, and that food continues to bring you together with family, friends, neighbours and your community,” they added.
Finally, the book is written by Ameer Kotecha and all author royalties from the sale of the book will be donated to the charities of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund.