Pippa Middleton book: How good are these royal recipes?(Read article summary)
Pippa Middleton book: The younger sister to the Duchess of Windsor, Pippa Middleton has stirred up her own recipe book of simple recipes and party ideas. The result? A book that reflects who she is – a young, single, urban woman with a background in party planning.
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Kate Middleton's younger sister Pippa, the one who "stole the show" as the maid of honor at the Royal Wedding in the spring of 2011, wants to help you throw a party.
Pippa's new book, "Celebrate," features seasonal themed parties with fashionable photos full of rosy cheeked children enjoying themselves and, of course, the perfect tresses and dimpled smile of the author herself. London's Daily Mail online offers a sneak peak at her Halloween and Bonfire Night chapters, and their accompanying recipes.
"The book is designed to be a comprehensive guide to home entertaining, based on my experience in my family’s party business Party Pieces, and work for London-based events company Table Talk," writes Pippa in the introduction of "Celebrate." "It is a useful and practical journey into British-themed occasions and I hope it offers welcome inspiration and ideas, most of which needn’t leave you alarmingly out of pocket."
A quick perusal of the opening chapters of "Celebrate" shows that Pippa knows her audience. The ones who trail her every move in the tabloids (some estimate she is photographed up to 400 times a day by paparazzi), follow her fashion trends, and gossip about her social life. Essentially, celebrity chasers with the attention span of a gnat.
Pippa's recipes directly reflect who she is and where she is in her life – a young, single, urban woman with a background in party planning who happens to be experiencing unprecedented global attention. The recipes in "Celebrate" are simple and yet they are more creative than just pouring out a bag of chips and popping open a jar of salsa. Think: Witches' fingers cheese straws for Halloween and red and orange stuffed peppers for Bonfire night.