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Lindsay Graham at home in Sheffield cooking up recipes for school dinners.

Lindsay Graham at home in Sheffield cooking up recipes for school dinners.

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Lindsay Graham, former community nurse and civil servant, now travels the UK and beyond advising government agencies on food and health in schools. She lives in Greystones with her housemate Neale and mongrel dog Sacha.

Are you a cook? 
I do love to cook. My late father taught me, as well as a tiny home economics teacher called Hettie Relf.

Any cooking tips?
Taste as you go so you don’t over season. And remember we eat with our eyes too!

What’s your favourite dish?

Langoustines cooked in butter and garlic. I’m salivating at the thought!

And a drink to go with it?
Crisp chilled Prosecco always goes down well.

Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?
I do like La Luna. The staff are always very friendly and food very tasty.

And pub?
Has to be my local the Banner Cross.

What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?
As a student nurse one of my flatmates made steak and kidney pie, peas and potatoes – all from a tin – and none of it cooked properly. That night all of us were sick.

And the best?
The menu decouverte at Joel Robuchon’s Michelin starred London restaurant. It was a culinary experience that will live with me for ever.

Your favourite TV cook?
Raymond Blanc is just lovely.

What do you think of Sheffield as a place to eat out?

I like eating out in Sheffield. The city has a wide variety of choice to match both the pocket and palate. I have lived in the city for the last few years and have always had good service and good food.