This Side of the Pond
Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman
February 17, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated 70 years of reigning over the British people with a trip down memory lane. It was a reminiscence, in fact, that took her all the way back to dinnertime on her first day as head of state.
All the way back in 1953, two ladies were charged with coming up with an idea for a new and exciting dish that could be served at the coronation banquet. All manner of foreign dignitaries had been invited, so it needed to suit a wide range of palates (it had to be flavorful, but not too flavorful) while simultaneously celebrating the princess who was about to become a queen.