Stinking Bishop a No No

Stinking Bishop a No No

Whisky from the Scottish Orkney islands to Cornwall Cheese 

English producers of sparkling wine, such as Ridgeview in Sussex which recently won the Decanter magazine award for Best Sparkling Wine in the World

Bubbly such as Camel Valley.

Sparkling water – perhaps from Malvern, which is said to be the Queen’s favourite; or it could be Scottish sparkling water, much of which is produced in the Ochil Hills, not far from St Andrews.

Forman's Fish Island

Formans Fish Island (I was expecting Ye Ole English farmland)

Scottish Salmon,Scotland is famous for but, Formans, in East London, has been smoking salmon for over 100 years.

Colchester Native Oysters

The Colchester Oyster is a gourmet product found on the menus of the world’s most exclusive restaurants and drawing high praise from many experts - among them TV celebrity chefs Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver.

Rock oysters from West Mersea on the Essex coast: Richard Haward Oysters have been in the business since the late 1700s, and the oysters are available throughout the year (the native oyster season is from September). Another great place for oysters is the fashionable Kent town of Whitstable, which has an annual oyster festival.

Main Course :- Lamb Chops from Wales. Spring Lamb or even more precisely Welsh Salt Marsh Lamb – reckoned to be some of the best lamb you can buy. Not just beef but Welsh black beef – both are on offer, ;at one of the best restaurants/hotels on Anglesey, the historic Ye Olde Old Bulls Head in Beaumaris.

Ye Olde Old Bulls Head in Beaumaris

Ye Olde Old Bulls Head in Beaumaris (Surprisingly Swanky)

The Best Sodium. Halen Môn sea salt is served in top restaurants around the country and abroad, including the world-famous El Bulli in Spain, Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck, and indeed at The Bulls Head Inn, Beaumaris.

British Puddings. The Pudding Club! Based at the Three Ways House Hotel in the Cotswolds, the club recently celebrated its 25th birthday, aims to keep alive the tradition of great British puddings.Include well known favourites like Sticky Toffee and Date as well as the more unusual such as Sussex Pond and Lord Randall’s Pudding.”

Prince William will be hit by a touch of nostalgia for his old school and choose Eton Mess – it’s a dessert of strawberries, cream and meringue (if you want to try it yourself check out leading English food writer Delia Smith’s version online).

There are over 700 named cheeses produced in Britain these days, according to the British Cheese Board, including those “protected” by the EU, such as Stilton or West Country Farmhouse Cheddar (but no doubt they will want to avoid Stinking Bishop – which was selected as the smelliest cheese in one recent survey!).

last minute ideas from Borough Market, which is open on Thursdays, and has become one of London’ s most popular tourist attractions, popular with both visitors and chefs alike.

Good addresses round the country for buying outstanding produce, from “aristocratic” shops, include the 10 year old Holker Food Hall, on the Cumbrian estate of Lord and Lady Cavendish; “local fresh, seasonal food at its very best and wherever possible we try to keep the carbon footprint to the minimum”; Chatsworth Farm Shop on the Derbyshire estate of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire; and the Windsor Farm Shop on the edge of the Windsor Castle Home Park, where produce includes “beef from traditional British breeds, lamb, pork, poultry and game in season from the Royal Estates

It’s mouth-watering!

Royal Wedding Menu translation:

Consommé à la Windsor – Windsor Consommé (a consommé is a type of soup)

Suprèmes de Saumon Reine Mary – Queen Mary salmon filets

Côtelettes d’Agneau Prince William – Prince William Lamb cutlets

Chapons à la Strathmore – Strathmore style capons (a type of chicken)

Fraises Princess Kate Middleton– Princess Kate Middleton Strawberries

Filet de Sole Mountbatten – Mountbatten Sole filet

Perdreau en Casserole – Partridge in a casserole.

Haricots Verts – Green beans

Pommes Noisette – a type of mashed potatoes

Salade Royale – Royal Salad

Bombe Glacee Princess Kate Middleton– Princess Kate Middleton ice cream.

Friandises – Delicacies