Dawn Goodwin
Dawn Goodwin

Dawn Goodwin is busy delivering Christmas cards in her new role as marketing executive for Mercury Taxis. She lives in Woodhouse Mill with sons Roman and Jayden.

Are you a cook?

I like to cook home-made meals as often as I can, using locally-sourced fresh food.

Any cooking tips?

Don’t be afraid to experiment and add something different to a recipe.

What’s your favourite dish?

A winter warmer: a homemade shepherd’s pie or a casserole with chunky fresh bread.

And drink to go with it?

A nice chilled glass of rosé wine… or two!

Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?

Napoleon’s in Ecclesall Road – I’ve never had a bad meal there. The extensive menu, presentation and service get top marks and I love their cocktails.

And pub?

I like nice family-friendly pubs. We go to The Elmwood at Beighton for their carvery and the kids can play.

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

A cold, tasteless meal at an Italian restaurant. When we mentioned it, the chef told us we were wrong !

And the best?

If not at Napoleon’s, then Cubana’s tasty tapas.

Your favourite TV cook?

The Hairy Bikers: simple and varied recipes and they have a great sense of humour. I have all their books and never a bad recipe yet.

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

There are many great places to eat all over the city, offering a huge variety of different tastes and cultures.