THE Queen sent a sassy note to a chef - including an unexpected request - after she was served a slug in a salad.
Queen Elizabeth II is known to be a healthy eater opting for seasonal foods only, and while nothing says ‘organic’ quite like a slimy garden slug chomping through a salad, her majesty found a tongue-in-cheek way to taunt the chef who dished it up. The Queen reportedly tore a page from a comment book used to pass on her satisfaction - or disapproval - of a dish to kitchen staff and placed the dead slug on it. Alongside the sloppy finding, the Queen wrote “I found this in the salad - could you eat it?”, the Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine reported.
Her Majesty selects her meals from a red leather bound book that is prepared by her royal chef.
She then marks her choices, adding in suggestions and crossing out anything she doesn’t want.
Darren McGrady, a former royal chef who worked for the palaces for 15 years, confirmed the monarch’s disdain for non-organic foods this summer, noting that she would reject any dish with out-of-season foods.
He said: “Try including strawberries on the menu in January and she'll scrub out the line and say don't dare send me genetically modified strawberries.