Carolyn Waudby is a senior lecturer in journalism at Hallam university, also a poet and blogger (www.cafestocontemplate.com). She lives in Sheffield with her husband, folklorist and author Dr David Clarke.
Are you a cook?
We cook meals from scratch most of the time – Italian during the week but more complex dishes when we have friends or family round.
Any cooking tips?
Always read a recipe through from start to finish before embarking on it.
What’s your favourite dish?
Chicken tagine with preserved lemon and olives.
And a drink to go with it?
Sadly I have an intolerance to alcohol, but after a tagine it has to be Moroccan mint tea.
Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?
Lokanta in Broomhill. Turkish fish and fresh herby salads bring the tastebuds alive.
As I no longer drink, I favour cafés, but I love an evening at welcoming Fagan’s.
What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?
Chicken satay in a 19th century café at Amsterdam station. We were tired and hungry but the chicken seemed coated in thick brown varnish: inedible.
And the best?
A Valentine’s meal of haddock, chips and peas at Whitby’s Magpie café, after a day planning our wedding.
Your favourite TV cook?
Rick Stein – he’s so passionate about food and the countries it originates from.
What do you think of Sheffield as a place to eat out?
Its strength lies in the diversity of restaurants. I enjoy food from other cultures more than fine dining.