New! The Royal Chef at Home – Easy Seasonal Entertaining
Order The Royal Chef’s new cookbook – The Royal Chef at Home- Easy Seasonal Entertaining today and receive an autographed copy with free shipping*
Royal watchers have been busy this year, and with the holidays right around the corner, Princess Diana’s former personal chef is making it possible for every-day people to make palace-worthy dishes in their own kitchen. In The Royal Chef At Home: Easy Seasonal Entertaining, Darren McGrady, “The Royal Chef”, provides home cooks with multi-course meal plans that will ease the minds of the home cook.
With two decades working in North American kitchens, McGrady’s brand-new recipes reflect modern flavour, hearty cooking and gourmet palates, but always with a touch of palace elegance. This highly giftable book featuring 224 pages of recipes, intermingled with engaging stories and stunning photography, will become a treasured entertaining handbook.
“The years I spent working in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace, Windsor and Balmoral Castles cooking for the British royal family taught me the fundamentals of cuisine and trained me as a chef. But being a chef is my job; being a cook is who I am. For me it is about beauty, nourishment, friendship and love. While I like to cook for myself, it’s sharing food with family and friends that brings me the greatest satisfaction.”
McGrady’s heart for family, friends, and food, is evident on every page of this new cookbook. Each category of recipes is preceded by a note from McGrady, presented in his conversational, uplifting writing style. The book is organized by season with some events highlighted, including: Thanksgiving for a crowd, Christmas celebrations, Valentine’s dinner for two, proper Sunday dinner, Mother’s Day and “fire up the grill”.
McGrady provides ingredients, substitutions and alternatives, making this a convenient resource for individuals and families with unique dietary needs. The Royal Chef At Home also includes a section called “Notes on Entertaining” with tips and tricks to help lighten the load and make even the largest of celebrations come off without a hitch.
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Eating Royally – Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen
Eating Royally – Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen is Chef Darren McGrady’s first book and features over 100 recipes and 150 photographs – both food shots and personal photos taken during his 15 years royal service. Darren donated ALL of the advance and ALL of the royalties to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation (two of Princess Diana’s charitable goals were children and HIV/AIDS).
"Darren was an absolute pleasure to work with. We had incredible feedback from the media who interviewed him."
"Where do I begin?! Darren is remarkable, the event was spectacular! LOVE him! Thank you so very much!"
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"Darren was a superstar."
"You were just perfect. All you technique combine with a great sense of humor make not just a terrific chef but an incredible human being. Darren, EVERYBODY was in love with you."