Tiina Carr lives in Nether Edge and is the owner of boutique hotel and neighbourhood kitchen Brocco
on the Park.
Are you a cook?
Yes, I love cooking – when I have the time!
Any cooking tips?
Batch cooking. I cook lots for the week ahead at the weekend and freeze leftovers. It’s a lifesaver when I can whip something out of the freezer mid-week, by which point life has inevitably gone into meltdown.
What’s your favourite dish? I love seafood – anything with crab or scallops.
And a drink to go with it? The lovely Picpoul de Pinet from France.
Your favourite restaurants in the Sheffield area?
like to go to Indian restaurants – Ashoka or Almas
in Dore, as it’s different to the food we serve at Brocco Kitchen every day. I know I am biased but I love Brocco food and don’t think there is a place better that suits my food tastes!
I love going to the Cricket Inn at Totley, as it’s been a family favourite over the years.
What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?
Anything that I would describe as a ‘brown buffet’ or fried food from the freezer.
Your favourite TV cook? Well, it would have to be my earliest memory of cooking programmes: the Galloping Gourmet. My Mum was addicted to it.
What do you think of Sheffield as a place to eat out? I think it’s improving but still has some way to go. With Brocco, I beat the drum for independents. If locals keep supporting us independents, the better the food offer can be.