Food for thought:

Brian Hughes
Brian Hughes

Brian Hughes is an NHS director and lives in Millhouses with wife Nicola and daughters Orla and Aine. He is currently in training for his first marathon – the Robin Hood, on Sunday, in aid of Weston Park Cancer Charity.

Are you a cook?
I love spending time in the kitchen and I’m now encouraging my daughters to learn to cook too.

Any cooking tips?
Always use the best meat you can.

What is your favourite dish?

Anything from Thailand, with the fusion of heat and flavour.

And a drink to go with it?
Simple and refreshing - Thai singha beer which can now be bought in the UK.

Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?
Marco at Milanos holds many great memories for me, both for special occasions and for family treats. The staff and atmosphere is always exceptional.

And pub?
I am so pleased that The Millhouses has reopened. It’s great that such a local landmark is back to its best.

What is the worst meal you’ve ever had?
A microwaved frozen lasagne, served as homemade, in a small village in Italy.

And the best?
The Bon Ton in Langkawi, Malaysia. They treated us to an intimate traditional banquet for four (we were the only customers).

Your favourite TV cook?
My father was a baker, so Paul Hollywood.

What do you think of Sheffield as a place to eat?
There have been great improvements in recent years. I particularly like the redeveloped Kelham Island.