Food for Thought: Lauren Hartley

Lauren Hartley.
Lauren Hartley.

Lauren Hartley, aged 25, is a University of Sheffield graduate and works as an accounts administrator for an event company. She lives in Norton.  

Are you a cook?

I'm no culinary expert but enjoy experimenting with different flavours and ingredients.

Any cooking tips?

I like to jazz up my mash potato sometimes and add tiny chunks of beetroot and beetroot juice for purple mash

What is your favourite dish?

It has to be the classic fish and chips.

Which restaurant is your favourite?

Kia's Pastaria on Abbeydale Road. You wouldn't believe how incredible they can make pasta taste and the steaks on specials board are amazing.

Your favourite pub?

The Crown Inn on Chesterfield Road, it makes you feel right at home with cosy cushions.

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

Anything with bananas. 

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

Home cooked spag bol, you can experiment with loads of ingredients and create a real taste sensation.

Whos’ your favourite TV Cook?

Marco Pierre White.

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

There’s such a massive variety of independent and chain restaurants and pubs across the city, I don't think you could ever run out of places to go to.