The cookbook contains 70 recipes from British embassies and high commissions from around the world and will be on sale from Thursday 28 April. It features British recipes and recipes inspired by local influences from the various embassies, as well as others that are an amalgamation of the two. Many of the recipes included were actually served during royal visits to various countries, and the book features 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 cardamom lamb from the New Delhi high commission, and a whiskey bread and butter pudding from the embassy in Washington DC.
Meanwhile, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have written a foreword to the Platinum Jubilee cookbook and shared a photo of the glossy purple cover on their official Clarence House Instagram account.
“As we gather as a nation, in the realms and in the Commonwealth to celebrate Her Majesty’s platinum anniversary, food will undoubtedly play a central role in our public and private celebrations,” they wrote in the caption.
“We only hope that this book gives you both pleasure and inspiration, and that food continues to bring you together with family, friends, neighbors and your community,” she added.
Finally, the book is written by Ameer Kotecha and all author’s copyrights 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.