Food for thought

Phill Clayton
Phill Clayton
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Phill Clayton came to Sheffield as a student and began volunteering for Hope City Enterprise. He later helped to set up one of the charity’s key initiatives, City Hearts, and on June 8 will be taking part in the Walk for Freedom at Endcliffe Park to raise funds for the anti-trafficking project.

Are you a cook?
I enjoy the creative process of discovering new recipes and experimenting with new techniques.

Any cooking tips?
Steer away from citrus in any dish! It’s my food nemesis.

What’s your favourite dish?
Ever since my gap year I have loved Moroccan food: memories of sitting around a fire, sharing a meal out of one large dish, eating with your hands and soaking up the juices with freshly baked bread as the sun sets.

And a drink to go with it?
Moroccan mint tea: a fistful of fresh green tea leaves, one of fresh mint and generous amounts of white sugar, served in shot glasses!

Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?
Mamas and Leonie’s – authentic,warm and friendly.

And pub?
Fox House on the way to Hathersage.

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

And the best?
My mum’s roast.

Your favourite TV cook?

Rick Stein. He’s hilarious.

What do you think of Sheffield as a place to eat out?
The Peak District boasts some of the best British cooking in the country, set in some of the best of England’s countryside.