Food for thought with Martin Brown

Martin Brown
Martin Brown

Martin Brown is a partner at DJB Recycling. He lives in Norfolk Park, Sheffield, with his fiancée Sharon and their miniature Jack Russells Jud and Millie.

Are you a cook?

Yes, when I have the time. My fiancée says I’m a good cook but I think that may be just a ploy to get me to do the cooking!

Any cooking tips?

Don’t burn it! And use a good extra virgin oil – but for hot frying use sunflower oil.

What’s your favourite dish?

Calzone. I just love the texture of the dough, provided it is made correctly.

And a drink to go with it?

Just a soft drink for me, or at best an IPA beer.

Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?

Ponti’s Italian Kitchen at Fox Valley – I was lucky enough to be a taster recently before they officially opened.

And pub?

The Ball at Crookes – they have such a great selection of beers, some of them locally brewed.

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

At a diner in Sheffield I asked for a burger, salad and chips and the woman who was serving put the burger under her arm to start defrosting before she cooked it! No, I didn’t eat it...

And the best?

Rack of lamb ribs cooked in a mint sauce at the Bridge Inn, Ladybower.

Your favourite TV cook?

Marco Pierre White because of his attitude.

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

I think it’s great. There’s a varied selection of different restaurants from diverse cultures. Something for everyone.