WE'RE thrilled to be publishing our interview later this week with the marshmallowist, Oonagh Simms. Here's a quick preview.
From a stall on London’s Portobello Road to Selfridges food hall, the marshmallowist is one of the city’s most successful food entrepreneurs. We speak to Oonagh Simms about the sweet taste of success and the enduring delight of marshmallows.
Oonagh is late to our interview but not for the reasons that you would imagine. Her mixer has broken and she is midway through a batch of her delightfully light marshmallows (She calls them mallows). Such are the perils of this very successful pâtissière and chocolatier. The amazing thing is when we finally speak, she is a sheer delight: warm, enthusiastic and despite her success, wonderfully humble for someone who has rubbed shoulders with everyone from Paul Hollywood of The Great British Bake-Off fame to television and radio presenter Fearne Cotton.