Cathy Hinsley lives in Totley with five-year-old son Charlie. A PR officer, has a passion for northern soul and enjoys dancing, walking and a weekly swim to counter her love of food and wine.
Are you a cook?
I absolutely love cooking although my style is experimental – or haphazard!
Any cooking tips?
The best way to create new dishes is to raid the fridge, see what you’ve got and challenge yourself to make a tasty meal.
What’s your favourite dish?
Without a shadow of doubt, a Sunday dinner.
And a drink to go with it?
Vodka and tonic with lots of ice and a slice of lime, followed by a very cold Sauvignon Blanc or a smooth glass of Malbec.
Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?
The Broadfield on Abbeydale Road: excellent service with superb food in a relaxed environment and a cracking choice of beers and wines.
For a summer drink with the family you can’t beat The Cricket Inn, Totley – and the newly refurbished Crown is nice for a drink by the fire on a cold winter’s day.
What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?
My first Thai meal, ordered by a friend. It was laced with lemongrass to the point where I couldn’t taste anything else, and put me offThai food for a long time.
And the best?
A big family gathering at my sister’s: a great cook. Or the steak my wonderful boyfriend cooked me on New Years Eve.
Your favourite TV cook?
My guilty pleasure, James Martin – a real passion for good food and very easy on the eye!
What do you think of Sheffield as a place to eat out?
It’s great. From fabulous pub grub to fine dining we really do have it all.