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FfT - Suzanne Liversidge
FfT - Suzanne Liversidge
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Suzanne Liversidge is the managing partner of Kennedys law firm in Sheffield and vice president of the city’s Chamber of Commerce. She lives with her partner in Froggatt.

Suzanne Liversidge is the managing partner of Kennedys law firm in Sheffield and vice president of the city’s Chamber of Commerce. She lives with her partner in Froggatt.

Are you a cook?

Yes, I love to cook. I find it a great way to relax with my family and friends. Saturday kitchen is a must in our household and the weekend is strewn with cooking articles from the papers to try the following week…

Any cooking tips?

Always use very fresh ingredients that are in season; growing herbs means you always have a plentiful supply. The simplest dishes cooked well are always the tastiest, so don’t try too hard.

What’s your favourite dish?

My partner cooks the most amazing 24-hour roast pork, followed by plum and pistachio tart with home-made pistachio ice cream. Unbeatable.

And a drink to go with it?

I’m in a white wine phase so general drinking is Grande Ardeche but for a special treat, a Montrachet.

Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?

All Siam in Ecclesall Road is fabulous. Pre-theatre try Silversmiths or Crucible Corner. Morans in Abbeydale Road is also good. I like country locations so also the Peacock at Rowsley and Devonshire Arms at Beeley.

And pub?

Sheffield Tap at the railway station, Cricket Inn at Totley, Grouse Inn at Longshaw and Packhorse Inn in Little Longstone. I’m in love with Thornbridge ales…

What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?

The day someone told me as a kid that a tongue sandwich is really made with a tongue – devastating!

And the best?

In the Maldives in a floating restaurant where the floor was made of glass. We could watch basking sharks and rays under our feet as we ate the finest seafood – caught while deep sea fishing earlier.

Your favourite TV cook?

Jamie Oliver was great with his ‘grow your own’ show (stuffed courgette flowers… try it). But I still love Gordon Ramsay, even after his facelift…

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

It’s getting better but I’d still like more choice in the city centre. Other cities seem to offer more variety for the business diner; I’m not keen on chains so feel we’re limited, particularly at lunchtime. Outside the city centre there are some fantastic options.