Food for Thought – Paul Pashley

Paul Pashley
Paul Pashley

Swing singer Paul Pashley was born and grew up in Arbourthorne, performing at local venues from an early age. A lifelong Owls fan, he now commutes between Sheffield and Manchester. His first album is launched tomorrow and he will be singing on the Hillsborough pitch on Saturday.

Are you a cook:

I love food, although I don’t consider myself a good cook.

Any cooking tips?

Patience, I think, is the key; I try not to eat everything before I put it in the pan.

What’s your favourite dish?

Having Italian heritage, my favourite food is any Italian dish, especially spaghetti bolognaise or calzone.

And a drink to go with it?

Red or white wine, or even a simple beer.

Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?

I often pop to Nonna’s in Ecclesall Road when I’m home, for a bite with friends. I also love Fahrenheit restaurant at the Genting Club in St Paul’s Place, where I have recently been hosting my Intimate Evenings.

And pub?

I must confess I do like a good value Toby carvery!

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

Eating out a lot, there’s a fair few. I had a poor experience at Nando’s recently.

And the best

I have the privilege of a working residency at Rio Ferdinand’s Italian restaurant Rosso in city centre Manchester, so I’m allowed to try everything – and I do!

Your favourite tv cook?

Gino De Campo (from Leeds, sorry!) because he’s a great character.

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

I like the different tastes that you can experience, from old fashioned fish and chips to fine cuisine.