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Pippa Middleton To Write Waitrose Column
Pippa Middleton is to offer culinary tips as a columnist for Waitrose, despite heavy criticism of her debut book about party planning.
The Duchess of Cambridge's sister will write for the supermarket chain's monthly magazine, sharing "casual dining ideas and recipes" in a column called Pippa's Friday Night Feasts.
Advice published in her 2012 book Celebrate - intended to be a guide to entertaining throughout the year - included using "sharp-bladed scissors" to cut wrapping paper.
A guide to organising a sack race explained how "players start jumping in their sacks towards the finish line", while advice on Christmas catering suggested turkey could be on the menu.
The author Jilly Cooper was among those to criticise the content, describing it as "terrible".
Miss Middleton, who defended her book, insisting it had to "cover the basics", said she "can't wait to get started" with her new role.
"I'm delighted to be writing for Waitrose Kitchen, a magazine that's always been a source of inspiration to me for its extensive spectrum of food and beautiful style," the 29-year-old said.
"My column will be an exciting opportunity to share my own passion and enthusiasm for food and entertaining."
William Sitwell, editor of Waitrose Kitchen, said Miss Middleton will be an "excellent contributor to the magazine, bringing with her a wealth of experience of entertaining".
"Readers will love her relaxed and easy entertaining ideas which will help with the preparation for all sorts of occasions," he added.