Food for Thought: Tiina Carr

Tiina Carr at Brocco on the Park
Tiina Carr at Brocco on the Park

Tiina Carr lives in Nether Edge and is the owner of boutique hotel and neighbourhood kitchen Brocco

on the Park.

Are you a cook?

Yes, I love cooking – when I have the time!

Any cooking tips?

Batch cooking. I cook lots for the week ahead at the weekend and freeze leftovers. It’s a lifesaver when I can whip something out of the freezer mid-week, by which point life has inevitably gone into meltdown.

What’s your favourite dish? I love seafood – anything with crab or scallops.

And a drink to go with it? The lovely Picpoul de Pinet from France.

Your favourite restaurants in the Sheffield area?

like to go to Indian restaurants – Ashoka or Almas

in Dore, as it’s different to the food we serve at Brocco Kitchen every day. I know I am biased but I love Brocco food and don’t think there is a place better that suits my food tastes!

And pub?

I love going to the Cricket Inn at Totley, as it’s been a family favourite over the years.

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

Anything that I would describe as a ‘brown buffet’ or fried food from the freezer.

Your favourite TV cook? Well, it would have to be my earliest memory of cooking programmes: the Galloping Gourmet. My Mum was addicted to it.

What do you think of Sheffield as a place to eat out? I think it’s improving but still has some way to go. With Brocco, I beat the drum for independents. If locals keep supporting us independents, the better the food offer can be.