Monday, 8 August 2011

Bloggerview with Susanna Simmons

Susanna Simmons
she is quite private,
and has a huge collection of handbags.

Name and occupation

Susanna Simmons/Introducer

What would you like to plug?

The Providores on Marylebone High Street

Name your three desert island ingredients


What would you have for your last supper?

Roast Chicken with everything especially bread sauce/ trifle and a bottle of Montrachet

What foodstuff would you bannish?


What's your favourite table?

Upstairs by the window at the Providores for breakfast with my husband
Any table at L’Ambrosie, wonderful food, great waiters

What's your favourite tipple?

Vodka and Tonic

Which book gets you cooking ?

Simon Hopkinson/Claudia Rodin

What's your dream dinner party line-up? And what would you cook for them?

Kevin Simmons
Ton Luyk
Michael Wolfson
Fredrikson Stallard
My Mother
Too many to name

Something Moroccan

What was your childhood teatime treat?

Icecream sandwich

What would you make to impress your partner?

Stew/Roast or Risotto

What was your most memorable meal?

Slow roasted lamb with beer up a hill in Mallorca

What was your biggest culinary disaster?

Misreading the recipe and putting triple the amount of chili into a Chili con Carne

What's the worst meal you've ever had?

A stuffed squid in a bright yellow sauce in Mallorca

What's the most outlandish thing you've ever eaten?

Wichity grub in Australia ( not that I doubt you , but really??)

Who's your food hero/food villain?

Hero – organic farmers/independent restauranteurs
Villain – pretentious cooks and restaurant chains

Gordon or Marco?

Gordon because his food his amazing but I hate the histronics and ego

Gin or vodka?


Muesli or fry-up?

Providores fry up – but their Thai Basil and lime waffles with tomato, sweetcorn, rocket and avocado salad and tomato jalapeno chutney  take some beating

Wine or beer?


Fast food or fresh food?

Fresh food to be good but I love a burger and fries

What do you consider the best of the best of British?

The passion of the English foodie and the amazing varieties of different fruits and veg.

What's the best/worst thing about the British food scene?

Our openness in trying new things and the huge choice of restaurants we have around the country
Our belief that money always equals quality ie in overpriced restaurants – we really sell ourselves short in the quality department and also the belief that working in a restaurant is not a career just something to do until something better comes along.

What do you think will be the next big thing?

That food stops being something that needs to be fashionable and starts to be something that we care about all the time.

What would you do if you could choose any other career?

I can’t think of anything but I wish I could be a bit more focused!

Make a wish
That I could eat anything and not get fat.

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