London - Pollo impagliato 'Schettino' - (Francesco) Schettino-style stuffed chicken - has been named the Duchess of Cornwall's Diamond Jubilee dish in a competition to feed her mother-in-law.
Camilla launched the cookery compy at the Nova Herod (!) College, in Swindon, Wilts today and told students to come up with a contemporary twist on an old favorite.
Her own culinary entry is a combination of the 1953 'coronation chicken' classic horror consisting of cold fowl cuts/mayonnaise/curry powder AND some potent, exotic Italian herbs said to have been a favorite at the Captain's table on the Costa Concordia....before she went down like the ExxonValdez.
The dish was served cold aboard the stricken pleasure cruiser's fine dining room just before a pesky iceberg jumped Titanic-style out of the balmy Mediterranean waters and pranged its hull.
A side-dish of grilled chicken-of-the-woods mushroom confit was served alongside in true Tuscan fashion.
Italian coastguards said today a Moldovan-registered blonde spring chicken lap dancer may have distracted the Captain's intention (sic) moments before the boat hit the rocks.
*With special thanks to Abel Rodriguez