Marie-Joelle West is a project manager at the University of Sheffield, she also runs her own monthly Poppyseed supper club. She lives in Broomhill with her husband: “Who, thankfully, has a big appetite!”
Are you a cook?
Very passionately so, yes.
Any cooking tips?
Good food is made using good ingredients, which are rarely industrially processed and mass-produced. Support your local producers and buy from independent shops.
What’s your favourite dish?
My (French) mum’s apple strudel with vanilla custard that she learnt from my German grandma.
And a drink to go with it?
Anything from a good coffee to Bavarian beer, but my favourite is English bubbly mixed with home-made elderflower cordial!
Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?
I can’t wait to find out as I’ve only just moved to Sheffield.
What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?
My (bless her) English mother-in-law’s roast beef that shrunk to about a quarter of its original size after it had been cooked…
And the best?
An amazing meal at a Supper Club in Edinburgh that sparked my own suppers in Sheffield – watch this space!
Your favourite TV cook?
Raymond Blanc – he’s self-taught and has pioneered sustainable food in Britain.
What do you think of Sheffield as a place to eat out?
So far, I think that Sheffield is a very welcoming, honest and friendly place to eat out and I’m keen to be part of it.