My name is Ros Ayres and here you will find my food reviews, recipes and features. Mostly I write about Sheffield although you will find my holiday food adventures are shared here too. Enjoy.


Orange and honey polenta cake

It is the tradition in most workplaces to take in cakes on your birthday and as mine has just been round it was time to do some baking. I wanted something summery and so I chose Nigel Slater’s orange and honey polenta cake. It was a slightly risky strategy as I hadn’t tried the recipe before and I wouldn’t find out if it was any good until one of my colleagues tried a slice. Eeek.

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Food in St Ives

I chose Cornwall and St Ives as our summer holiday destination for the scenery, seaside and probably most importantly, the food. The area has a strong reputation for quality local produce and there are plenty of excellent cafes and restaurants to choose from in the town.

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Review: Mandar Inn

A friend of mine recently visited the Mandar Inn and told me how great it was, particularly as it offers a wide range of authentic Chinese dishes. She has been to China and said that it is the only place she has been to in Sheffield that offers the ‘real deal’, in terms of Chinese food. On that recommendation I was keen to try it out.

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