Simmon Logue has been in the food industry for over 16 years and is the creator of Simmone Logue Fine Food Company, a company that has two stores in Sydney and provides exquisite catering for some of Australia’s leading brands. Her success in the industry comes from her love of food and also from those who have inspired her. We sat down with Simone to find out more about her inspirations.
What was the inspiration behind Simmone Logue Fine Foods?
The inspiration behind the Simmone Logue brand came from both of my grannies who were fabulous cooks. I saw a niche in the market about 20 years ago where I recognised the need for great home-style puddings and cakes in food service and retail.
Your business has grown considerably since you first started, where do you get your recipe inspirations from?
I get my recipe inspiration from everywhere … My family, my foodie friends, my colleagues, books, magazines and the TV. I eat sleep breathe food so its what is on my radar screen.
My only tip is to not over complicate things when you are in the kitchen. Tap into your intuition and enjoy the process. Always use products that are in season and are at their best and you will deliver a great result.
Do you have any top cooking/baking tips for our readers?
I love to throw everything into a baking dish or Le Crueset and cook slowly. Don’t stress either. The results are usually flavoursome, delicious and succulent.
Do you have any favourite recipes or one go-to dish that you really enjoy?
My favourite dish at the moment is to slow roast a shoulder of lamb. I marinate it over night with carrot, celery, onion, herbs and wine. Then roast on 130 degrees for about 6 hours. Served with roast veggies , minted peas, and rosemary jus! It is such a wonderful Sunday night dinner by the fire.
As we move into winter, what are your favourite seasonal products/foods that you enjoy?
Quinces, pears and rhubarb are all in season at the moment and I love to poach or stew these for puddings or crumbles… Heart warming and divine!
For more information on Simmone Logue Fine Foods visit www.simonelogue.com