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Ros Ayres

Food Editor

Food is a topic which is on my mind most of the time from what I’ve eaten to what I’ll be eating. I enjoy home-cooking and getting creative in the kitchen, cooking doesn’t have to be complicated. Some of the best dishes can come from using a few well matched ingredients.

I love being the Food Editor for Now Then magazine as I’m passionate about sharing food stories, championing local producers, makers and the great places to enjoy in Sheffield for food and drink.

Food is ingrained into all of our lives to a lesser or greater extent, as we all have to eat. It’s important that we enjoy our food (and drink) whether that’s eating well, using our local greengrocers, trying a new Sheffield ale or cooking with family and friends.

You can find more of my writing on my blog and I write poetry, some of which I share on my website.

Life on the Regather Farm

With the roaring success of its veg box, in particular since the pandemic began, we spoke to Doug Kemp from Regather to learn more about how they approach growing and why buying local produce is so important.

6 great places to eat and drink alfresco

If you're looking for some inspiration for where to eat and drink as lockdown restrictions ease, look no further. Here’s a selection of Sheffield independents to visit this spring.

Time for Tea

Sheffield's Birdhouse Tea and Batch Tea Co share their love of tea – and why a daily cuppa can soothe us and boost our wellbeing.

Sharing the joy of fermentation

Social Pickle share their passion for bringing people together to enjoy the positives of foraging, fermenting and cooking.

Food travels: Asia

If you’re looking to get out of a cooking rut and freshen up your Asian repertoire, read on for ideas, inspiration and some good takeaway options in Sheffield, if all else fails.

Celebrating the seasons

Make the best of what’s around you this winter harvest – our tips on how to prepare and cook in-season fruit and veg.

Independent Food Festivities

Yes, ‘Christmas is going to be different this year,’ but Sheffield’s independent traders and producers are up to the challenge. Here are some choice picks for festive food and drink.

Connecting people through baking

Sheaf Community Bakery are passionate about growing local, promoting food equality and baking great heritage breads. Jonny from SCB told us more about the non-profit venture started in Heeley.

Growing a Community

Food charity Green City Action share how community growing connects people, improves wellbeing and helps us to develop our communities.

Recipe Chicken Momos

Taking us on a culinary journey to Nepal, Dev of Hungry Buddha shares his top comfort food recipe - chicken momos. Momos are a type of steam…

Comfort Food

As late summer moves into autumn, there’s a change in what we want to eat. Molly’s Cafe & Deli and Edo Sushi share their favourite dishes to keep out the cold.

Early doors: The reopening of pubs

As pubs in Sheffield start to re-open, The Rutland Arms and Early Bar share their experiences of rising to the challenge of serving customers whilst maintaining social distancing.

Celebrating the resilience of our independents

Icarus and Apollo, Eats Roots and Leaves, Sebastian's, Beer Central and Bean and Stalk tell us about the trials of tribulations of running an independent food business since lockdown.

Freshly Baked

To celebrate all that is baked, we spoke to Mark from Roses The Bakers and Alexa from Aesthete Coffee + Kitchen.

Dry February

Far beyond Dry January and Sober October, there's a growing trend for choosing non-alcoholic and low-ABV drinks. There are many reasons why …

Try Somewhere New

To kick off 2020, we want to showcase a selection of recent openings in Sheffield, some of which may already be on your list to try in the N…

Alternative Festive Feasting

[PIC5]At this time of year it's important to take the time to think about how to spend the festive season. You don't need to follow the crow…