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Anniversary cookbook – from fish curry to whiskey pudding

70 dishes for 70 years as Queen: Before the official celebrations for Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee, royal fans can already feast on the Queen's reign.

Anniversary cookbook – from fish curry to whiskey pudding
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A cookbook is released this week to celebrate the Queen’s platinum anniversary. “Seventy years ago, when the Queen ascended the throne, the culinary outlook in the United Kingdom was bleak,” write heir to the throne Prince Charles, 73, and his wife Camilla, 74, in a foreword. “The only option to take away was the ever-faithful fish and chips.” British cuisine has changed due to influences from other nations and their cuisine. “We are very grateful.”

The international character is also reflected in the collection of 70 dishes: British embassies and representations from all over the world have contributed their recipes – from Spanish jam from the Embassy in Madrid to green fish curry from the picture in Islamabad.

According to Camilla and Charles, food plays a significant role in all royal visits. “We remember some of the dishes, from the British-Malaysian Wellington beef we ate in Kuala Lumpur to the delicious whiskey pudding we enjoyed in Washington .”

At 70 years as Queen, Elizabeth II, 96, is Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Her father, George VI., died on February 6, 1952, leaving his eldest daughter at 25 to succeed him. The anniversary is to be celebrated in early June with parades, a church service, a big concert at Buckingham Palace, an extra holiday for the British, and jubilee lunches.

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