Gloucester cooks perfect lamprey pie recipe for Queen

Help

Cooks in Gloucester have fine-tuned a traditional recipe for a lamprey pie to be cooked for the Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The tradition of the city sending one of the pies to the reigning monarch each Christmas dates back to the Middle Ages, but the custom died out in the 19th Century.

The eel-like creatures are a protected species in the River Severn so the lampreys in the pie have been brought over from Canada where they are considered a pest.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.