Paul Bowyer owns his eponymous butcher’s and deli in Hathersage. Married to Rosemary, his interests are walking, swimming and cycling with grandson Ray
Are you a cook?
If I’m outside, the sun is shining, there’s a barbecue and a glass of wine, then yes!
Any cooking tips?
Always allow a joint to ‘rest’ after roasting.
What’s your favourite dish?
Rosemary’s goulash with Delia’s braised red cabbage (it was also our daughter’s favourite) - wonderful memories of long Sunday lunches, all laughing around the table.
And a drink to go with it?
A robust Burgundy every time.
Favourite restaurant in the Sheffield/Peak area?
I enjoy the Old Vicarage for high days and celebrations but the Peacock at Cutthorpe is my current favourite for its consistency.
I’m really pleased with the real ale revival so I like the Travellers’ Rest at Apperknowle - great ales well kept.
What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?
At a pub outside Abersoch: terrible service, awful food, and a 30-strong hen party. Nightmare!
Le Moulin de L’Abbaye at Brantome in the Dordogne - fantastic meal, wonderful setting, memorable food.
Favourite TV cook?
Keith Floyd for his joie de vivre and introducing me to France.
What do you think of Sheffield as a place to eat?
Getting better but still lagging behind the likes of Leeds and Manchester – we always seem to playing catch-up.