Food for thought:

Peter Robinson.
Peter Robinson.

Peter Robinson is Professor of Dental Public Health at Sheffield University. Married to Julie, with a daughter and two sons, he lives in Broomhill and enjoys cycling in the Peak District.

Are you a cook?
I love to cook. If we have friends coming round, I put the music on loud and the rest of the family know that the kitchen is mine.

Any cooking tips?
Like anything else, practise makes perfect.

What’s your favourite dish?
It’s a hard call, but roast loin of lamb with lavender.

And a drink to go with it?
I’ve been coached by Mark and Adrian at Food & Fine Wine in Ecclesall Road, so a classed growth Claret with some age will be spot on.

Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?
Fischer’s of Baslow Hall is consistently excellent.

And pub?
I don’t often get to the pub.

What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?
On holiday in Dorset we took our children to a well-known pub chain. The fish and chips were microwaved, soggy and limp. Foreign visitors on the next table were disgusted. I wanted to apologise to them.

And the best?
Saturday lunchtime around the big table at F&FW was the most convivial. In terms of food, L’Enclume in Cartmel.

Your favourite TV chef?
Come on, nobody can cook a television!

What do you think of Sheffield as a place to eat out?
Eating out is expensive so restaurants are struggling at the moment. That said, for a city of half-a-million people, Sheffield could be better served. I’d like to see more places that really care about food.