Many of us have food we just can’t stand. Ina Garten won’t cook with cilantro, and Ree Drummond hates bananas. Me, I have a personal vendetta against sweet peppers – what is with that rubbery crunchy texture? I just don’t get it.
Whilst my pet peeve is weird, I’m not alone in my opinion. There are some things that people don’t like that most people really, really love. This weird relationship we have with food even extends to the rich and influential.
Take the British Royal Family, for instance. Since Royal Family-elect Meghan Markle has said she’d eat whatever Anthony Bourdain would eat, we know she’s down to eat just about anything. But as it turns out, that’s a trait that sets her apart from her future sister-in-law: Kate Middleton’s sister, Pippa Middleton.
Indeed, the Royal Family-adjacent Pippa Middleton has some opinions on a particular breakfast favorite from Meghan’s home country of America. In her support role with the Magic Breakfast campaign, Pippa is all about promoting the benefits of healthy breakfast in British schools – which means she’s steering fully clear of a salty-sweet combo plate stndard in restaurants across the U.S. This breakfast choice may shock you.
Talking to iNews, Pippa said: “pancakes with bacon and maple syrup — that certainly doesn’t do it for me,” responding to a question about the one thing she’d never eat. Middleton is aware that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and says she never skips it. But her typical breakfast, however, is far healthier than the standard diner fare.
“My usual breakfast is either plain yogurt with chopped fruit and toasted seeds, oats and nuts or toasted rye bread with eggs or avocado,” she said. Pippa said that when she was a child, she enjoyed “almost everything, but lots of porridge or boiled eggs with soldiers”. Soldiers, of course, being the thin strips of toast British people enjoy dipping into runny egg yolk (yeah, the UK is weird, you guys).
In the interview, she also revealed her favorite morning memory: “Up a mountain in the Trois Vallées ski region of France, with beautiful views, snow all around and crisp, fresh air to heighten the senses.” Maybe avocados and the Apls are a little bit aspirational for the average breakfast eater, but at least she was honest, right?
Pippa also gave some advice on how to ensure you can have a great breakfast. “Muesli with fresh berries on top,” according to Pippa, makes for a quick and very easy breakfast that anyone can make ahead of time, portioning it out in batches for the rest of the week. I think if you’re brave enough, try and feed it to your kids too.
Of course, that doesn’t mean she avoids the iconic meal altogether – it’s just about balance. I guarantee that if you put a good enough plate of pancakes and bacon in front of her, she’ll chow down like the best (or worst) of us. Besides, the actual Queen of Great Britain hates garlic, and I personally think that’s a lot weirder.