My name is Ros Ayres and I am passionate blogger and writer who loves food! It’s a topic which is on my mind most of the time from what I have eaten to what I will be eating.

I started this blog in 2011 and it’s dedicated to my passion for all things edible from what I’ve been cooking to championing local producers, sharing food stories and the great places to enjoy in Sheffield and beyond for food and drink.

As we all have to eat,  it’s important that we enjoy our food whether that’s eating well, preparing ingredients and cooking with family and friends.  Food is ingrained into all of our lives to lesser or greater extent, think about your favourite holiday, childhood memories and social gatherings.

I enjoy home-cooking and getting creative in the kitchen. I try to buy decent ingredients (not necessarily expensive!) to create flavoursome and nutritious dishes with colour and texture. Despite the popularity of Masterchef, I don’t think cooking has to be complicated or time-consuming. I think some of the best dishes can come from using a few well matched ingredients say – spaghetti, olive oil, parsley, chilli flakes & garlic.

I enjoy eating out as a treat and Sheffield has some excellent food producers, cafes, delis, pubs & restaurants – the food scene getting better by the year. Nationally, Sheffield isn’t really known for it’s reputation for food, I think that it is time for that to change and that the city’s food talents should be celebrated. I will do my bit to help here.

You can follow my food obsession via my monthly food features in Sheffield’s Now Then Magazine and follow me on Twitter @Nibbly_Pig and Instagram – ros_ayres.

Get in touch if you want to say hello, find out more about what I do and if you want to work together via rosayres1@gmail.com

I also write poetry, see www.rosayres.com where I share my work and You Tube videos.