Food for thought: Stephen Andrews

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Stephen Andrews, one of Sheffield’s best known amateur actors and directors, will next appear as Lord High Executioner KoKo in Dore Gilbert And Sullivan Society’s Mikado at the Montgomery (April 5-8)

Are you a cook?

I do a mean sausage and bean casserole.

Any cooking tips?

I agree with the maxim “Follow the recipe and use the freshest ingredients, and you can’t fail.”

Favourite dish?

I love a Thai curry. It always tickles the tastebuds.

Drink to go with it?

Always a full-flavoured red wine, regardless of whether the food is flesh, fowl or fish.

Favourite restaurant?

Mama’s & Leonie’s on Norfolk Street (good for pre- or post- theatre dinner, but be sure to book early.) Savour the garlic as you walk in!

And pub?

The Tramshed. Full of character, likewise characters, friendly staff, and a rather special selection of beers, wines and spirits.

Worst meal?

Pork belly in London’s China Town. Like chewing blocks of lard bound together with strips of greased wallpaper.

And the best?

Probably the Degustation Menu in Raffles Grill in Singapore...lingering, delicious, and a lifetime one-off.

Favourite cook?

Gino D’Acampo. Not only a fine cook, but an entertainer on other levels—funny bloke!

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

You can find decent food to suit your pocket in any part of Sheffield, from city centre to the suburbs, especially if you’re prepared to try a variety of ethnic cuisines.