Pippa Middleton, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge,
is to give cooking tips to the masses in a new column for
British supermarket chain Waitrose.
Middleton (29) will write a column for the upmarket chain's
monthly magazine, Waitrose Kitchen, called "Pippa's Friday
Her foray into kitchen advice comes after she released a book
called "Celebrate" last year, which was a guide to
entertaining through the year and built on the experience she
gained working for her family's party-planning business.
The book by the sister of Britain's future queen was both
praised and pilloried in equal measure but did not sell well
and was quickly discounted in book stores.
William Sitwell, editor of Waitrose Kitchen, said readers
would enjoy Middleton's relaxed and easy entertaining ideas.
"Pippa will be an excellent contributor to the magazine,
bringing with her a wealth of experience of entertaining,
gained in part from working at her family's party business,"
he said in a statement.
Her first column will appear in the magazine's April issue
and will feature casual dining ideas and recipes.
Middleton said her column would be an "exciting opportunity
to share my own passion and enthusiasm for food and
entertaining and I can't wait to get started".