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Princess Diana Was a "Terrible Cook," Says Her Former Head Chef

But the royal still arranged for some pretty sweet birthday treats. 

By Jenny Berg

If you've ever wondered what Princess Diana's signature dish was, we have the answer — and it's a bit less posh than you might expect. How do microwaved peppers sound to you?

In a recent interview, the style icon's former head chef Darren McGrady said: "The Princess was a terrible cook, she really was. I would actually leave food for her. I worked Monday to Friday and I'd leave food in the refrigerator for the weekend, like stuffed peppers, she loved those for a weekend lunch. I actually put cling film on with a little sticky note with a number two on it, and that told her to put it in the microwave and press two." 

But even though she wasn't exactly on her way to winning a James Beard award, the princess still managed to pull off remarkable birthday spreads for her sons. Well, remarkably colorful, at least. 

McGrady spilled the tea on a particularly memorable cake she ordered for Prince William on his 13th birthday. "I came into work that morning and went down to the refrigerator, opened the door and I was just confronted with the biggest pair of boobs I've ever seen in my life. The Princess had ordered a boobs cake for William's 13th birthday." 

That was, he added, just how his former boss was. "The Princess loved embarrassing people in the nicest way, in a fun way, whether it was telling a dirty, risqué joke — which usually got me. William just went bright-red."

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