Pippa Middleton has offered an insight into her experiences of student life at the University of Edinburgh where she apparently spent afternoons making sushi in front of the rugby.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s sister sheds light on her undergraduate days in her first column for Waitrose’s monthly magazine where she recalls coaxing flatmates into producing Japanese cuisine.
Miss Middleton, who joined her parents’ party company after leaving university, also describes “pre-Monday melancholy” and “feeling exhausted” on Friday evenings, suggesting she is now familiar with the trials and tribulations of the working week.
In her first magazine piece - entitled Pippa’s Friday Night Feasts - the 29-year-old pens her thoughts on how to start the weekend with a “relaxed, Asian-themed night in with friends”.
She writes: “The first time I made sushi was at Edinburgh University.
“I convinced my flatmates to help, promising we’d prepare it in front of the rugby on TV that afternoon.
“The trickiest part was cooking the rice but even that, once we got a feel for the right stickiness, was easy, while the rolling just required patience.
“Keep the layer of rice fairly thin and be generous with the filling. If you don’t have a bamboo rolling mat, just use clingfilm.”
Her advice and ideas are spread over five pages which picture the 29-year-old in a blossom print dress.
Miss Middleton, whose guide to entertaining Celebrate was widely criticised for offering simplistic advice, begins her column by telling readers that Friday is the “night to feast”.
She writes: “Friday night is the perfect time to cook.
“Regardless of how tired I might be, the moment Friday lunchtime arrives I get that contagious pre-weekend excitement.
“Even if I’m feeling exhausted and don’t feel like doing anything but watching telly, I can put off being tired till Saturday.
“Fridays, of course, hold the promise of the weekend but also, being far enough away from pre-Monday melancholy, feel freer.”