The founder of Sur La Table followed her own path when starting her store, mixing and cooking with the culinary world's biggest names along the way.
The List according to Shirley Collins, Sur La Table Founder:
Dream dinner party:
Bridget Charters, Kim Smith, Cathy Conner, Sally McArthur. All these women worked hard to make a
place at the table for
women in the food industry. Of course, I would probably ask Julia [Child] too, because she’s so entertaining and
everybody would like that.
Best thing someone has cooked for you:
It was mashed potatoes from Joël Robuchon. We had this mountain of mashed potatoes just drenched in
butter. He was
famous for his mashed potatoes, and he only used Princess La Ratte potatoes.
Most-used cooking utensil:
I have an All-Clad pot that’s five quarts. It’s deep and has a rounded shape and domed lid. I use it
to make everything.
I boil pasta in it, I make soup in it, I braise things in it. It’s just a fabulous pot.
If you could eat one thing forever: