Anorak News | Prince William And Kate Thrash The French At Cooking: Quebec Resistance Routed Over Crispy Duck (Photos)

Prince William And Kate Thrash The French At Cooking: Quebec Resistance Routed Over Crispy Duck (Photos)

by | 3rd, July 2011

MORE Canada action from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they took part in a cooking adventure at the Institut De Tourisme et D’hotellerie Du Quebec in Montreal. The plot was clear: the French speakers would get the roast beefs in the kitchen and laugh at their chips and curry sauce.

But Prince William was ready. Summing the spirit of General James Wolfe, Williams conjured a cranberry-crusted lamb and croustillant a l’effiloche de canard confit. The coup de grace was the lobster soufflé. Take that Frenchie! Take that and your failed attempts at a global empire on which the sun never set. You might have an aircraft carrier, but we’ve captured your souffle (mais oui, we have done away with the accent) and crispy duck surprise.

Wills is is a better cook that Quebec Premier Jean Charest. Our future King turned to the French provincial leader and having tasted his souffle, uttered:

“If you could rise to the challenge that would be great.”


Kate made an amuse-bouche of foie gras on a toasted brioche with apple cider jell. It is indeed the creation we British now call liver on toast with jam.

Later, outside the Sainte-Justine University Hospital in Montreal, a few protestors called Kate and Wills “parasites“. A separatist group called Reseau de Resistance du Quebecois, or Quebecker Resistance Network, stood outside Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre in Montreal chanting “A united people will never be vanquished“. They held aloft signs declaring “Parasites go home“, “War Criminals” and “Your fortune came from the blood of our ancestors“.

Yes, the local French resistance movement chant in English! Hurrah. No. Make that a double hurrah! Hurrah. Hurrah!


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The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a cooking workshop at the Institut De Tourisme et D'hotellerie Du Quebec. Montreal.

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