Talk of the Town: Pippa does her piece at wedding

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HER palate may be more familiar with fine delicacies from around the world.

But when Pippa Middleton, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, was guest at an East Lothian wedding she tied on an apron to help fix suitable snacks for guests – bacon sandwiches.

The 28-year-old, who was attending the nuptials of Camilla Hook and Sam Holland gave a reading based on Bob Dylan lyrics but stayed up into the wee hours to sate her appetite.

One guest reportedly said: “It was very surreal. She was on the dance floor for most of the night, so she must have been tired. Then she stayed up after most people had gone to make bacon sandwiches.”

Twitterati fall for the oldest trick in the book

THERE’S no denying Engelbert Humperdinck is an “experienced” singer, but he’s not quite as old as the Twitterati were tricked into believing on Saturday night.

While the Eurovision Song Contest was in full swing, one Edinburgh graduate tweeted a joke that “The Hump” was actually older than 22 of the competing nations.

Ex-Napier student Chris Scullion’s “fact” raced around the social networks and was even reported as gospel by some media outlets.

Chris told Talk of the Town: “I was only having a laugh because he’s getting on a bit.”

Web talk is a mash hit

BOILED potatoes, fried, potatoes, chipped potatoes – the humble tuber is the most versatile of foods.

But what’s on the agenda for 500 potato producers and experts meeting at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre? The e-potato.

It’s not a project to plant virtual tatties in cyberspace, just a session on how potato businesses can make use of the web.

The Eighth World Potato Congress will also be hearing from Chinese potato experts. China is the biggest potato producer in the world, accounting for almost a quarter of the world’s crop.

Compared to that, Scotland is a mere chip off the old block.

Marvel-lous move praised

AS Scots politicians debate gay marriage, its go ahead in a fictional world has been backed by MSPs.

In a parliamentary motion, Mary Fee MSP welcomed Marvel Comics’ June issue of Astonishing X-Men which sees gay superhero Northstar tie the knot with his long-term partner Kyle Jinadu.

Mary said: “I was impressed with the direction taken by Marvel to have its first same-sex marriage in such a mainstream comic.”