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Helen Cousins
Helen Cousins
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Helen Cousins lives in north Sheffield with her son and daughter. She has worked for 21 years at HC Starck in the Aizlewood’s Mill business centre – and this week is baking cakes for colleagues to promote Movember, the men’s health awareness campaign.

Are you a cook? 
I wish I was more of a cook than I am. We have a trigger-happy smoke alarm, so my children have grown up believing that tea is ready when the alarm goes off!

Any cooking tips? 
Be brave. Never announce in advance what it’s meant to be, then nobody will know if you’ve ‘adapted’ a recipe!

What’s your favourite dish? 
I love a home-made quiche with home grown vegetables.

And a drink to go with it?

I’m not really a drinker - I’d much rather have a cup of tea!

Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area? 
Fox House at Carlecotes (out on the road to Holmfirth) is well worth the journey. Food is locally sourced, portions huge and staff the friendliest.

And pub? 
Cubley Hall, a short walk over the fields from home.

What’s the worst meal youve had?

Any establishment with grumpy staff.

And the best? 
A birthday cream tea at the Pot House Hamlet in Silkstone: simple, but divine.

Your favourite TV cook? 
I’m a Mary Berry fan at the moment.

What do you think of Sheffield as a place to eat out? 
Sheffield has a fair mix of ‘play barns’ (for the families), fast food takeaways (for teenagers) – and that leaves all the nicer establishments for the rest of us!