10 Food Questions – Sue Horton





Sue Horton

  1. Food for you is what?   Food is about pleasure, generosity and celebration.  I never understand those people for whom food is solely about fuel. Food provides an easy way of being generous with yourself and others.  It evokes memories of good times…what would the Ekka be without strawberry icecreams???  Veal saltimbocca evokes the Milano Restaurant in the 1970s;  laksa always brings back memories of  my first encounter with The Malaya in Sydney in the 1980s;  chilled soups immediately recall those dinner parties designed by Greta Anna; seafood always tastes better from Stradbroke and never has steak been more succulent than at Medium Rare!
  2. What was your favourite food/meal as a child?  Not a birthday cake!  Every year my mother would make me a Bombe Alaska for my birthday.  It was so exciting: the lights would go off and the brandy would be lit….crisp on the outside it was filled with ice cream and strawberries.  It was fabulous.
  3. What did you have for dinner last night? Roast chicken and  red cabbage coleslaw; grilled figs and yoghurt.
  4. Favourite restaurant?  Spirit House for special occasions. Either The Continental Café  or Simpatico for more regular feasting, and  my local café Bellesis for breakfast or occasions where there are diverse tastes, incomes or finicky children.
  5. Do you grow food, and if so, what?  I do not grow food but I have an open invitation to raid the garden of my next door neighbours who have a great selection of herbs.
  6. Local hidden gem?  The Fruit Barn at Dunwich…great coffee, cakes, salads and vegetarian snacks with an unexpectedly wide range of fruit and vegetables and up market delicacies.
  7. Your favourite food shop?  Allsop and England at Coorparoo – organic butcher, great service…always happy to cooperate with my attempts to cook new recipes.
  8. What do you hope never to eat again?  Mass Produced Mud Cake ubiquitous at work morning teas….or white chocolate.
  9. How often do you cook?  I cook every day.
  10. Most used cookbook?  Stephanie Alexander’s The Cook’s Companion.


3 thoughts on “10 Food Questions – Sue Horton

    1. Thanks Donna….what food evokes memories for you….Tasmanian potato chips at the Ekka…??? Pizza @ Arriva on a cold wet night…???

  1. Excellent Susan, A well rounded and eclectic approach to pleasing a distinctive and mature palate!

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