Food for thought with Paul Gosney

Paul Gosney is business development manager for City Taxis. He lives in Crosspool with his girlfriend Katie. Paul loves golf, football, cricket and the gym, though not necessarily in that order.

Thursday, 4th August 2016, 09:48 am
Updated Thursday, 4th August 2016, 10:49 am
City Taxis' Paul Gosney

Are you a cook?

I am now! After footie on a Saturday there was too much adrenaline to watch TV, so I threw myself into the kitchen to concoct something edible from the fridge contents.

Any cooking tips?

Go with your instinct. Try making up your own recipes.

What’s your favourite dish?

My all-time comfort food comes from my nan – fishfingers, chips, mushy peas and bread dripping with Lurpak.

And a drink to go with it?

Bottle of Onomastica Rioja, as recommended by Patrick Jouan of Le Bon Vin.

Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?

Vera Gusto for the Italian fish mixed grill: tuna, cod, seared scallops in a cream sauce.

And pub?

Prince of Wales, Ecclesall Road South – my longest-standing relationship!

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

All-white dinner of tasteless pork chops with mash, cauliflower and parsnips. The cook shall remain nameless.

And the best?

Del Frisco’s New York: Lobster Mac 24oz porterhouse with a side of asparagus, nice red, as eaten by Gerard Butler in my favourite movie, Law Abiding Citizen.

Your favourite TV cook?

James Martin.

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

Amazing variety from the city centre out to the Peak District. You can even get a taxi to Bakewell for £22!