Food for Thought with Liam Brewster

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Liam Brewster is City Taxis’ HR and training coordinator. He has recently returned from the US and is living with his parents – plus French bulldog William and hamster Iggy – in Waterthorpe.

Are you a cook?

I lived on a student noodle diet at uni, then experimented in ‘proper food’. As a sports coach in New York I lived with six other lads and quickly learnt to cook!

Any cooking tips?

Whack it all in a pan and see how it turns out. And I add mixed herbs to most things.

What’s your favourite dish?

I’m a true Yorkshireman, born in Sheffield, so it’s got to be a pie ‘n’ pie supper.

And a drink to go with it?

A can of Fosters.

Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?

I often take my girlfriend Emily to La Gondola on Carver Street. It’s small, nothing fancy, with fresh, well-made food and great service.

And pub?

I always seem to end up in the Cavendish on West Street or Champs in Ecclesall Road. Or The Strines – a ‘proper pub’ for food.

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

Anything with couscous or hummus – forget it!

And the best?

That pie and pea supper with a prawn cocktail starter and a traditional apple pie and custard for desert.

Your favourite TV cook?

Gordon Ramsay for the comedy value.

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

Pretty good with a vast range of cultural influences. We book taxis for everywhere from Mangla on Spital Hill to Marco @ Milano!