Roz Crowley

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Chocolate, but not as you know it

Shana Wilkie is quite amazing. Importing criollo cocoa beans from small farmers in Peru, toasting and grinding it herself, she ensures Wilkie’s Organic Chocolate is kept as pure as possible. … Continue reading

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Day trip to London

One of the mast charming tea shops in London, and one of the oldest, Maison Bertaux is cramped and quirky, colourful and sometimes noisy. People get talking easily to those on … Continue reading

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John Wilson on Wine on the ball

It’s not surprising that the layout of Wilson on Wine 2015, John Wilson’s latest book is clear, not over wordy and easy to follow. That’s the way he is with … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Irish cookbooks for Christmas

Book reviews 211114 RC food There are plenty of cookbooks this year, but here are my choice for a wide range of readers with different needs.

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

New wine kids on the block are organic

To make organic wines involves taking a risk on pests, mildew and what happens to wine when it’s bottled. Those who make it, say there is no other way that … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Streaky rashers tested

This article appeared in the Irish Examiner 26 September and will be available on line soon. I have added in a few which didn’t make the final 8.   Streaky … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Moro and more wines from Spain

The recent Wines from Spain Fair in Dublin was a good showing of value wines from a country which has seen its up and downs where both quality and price … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Coffee tested

While my Top 8 appeared in the Irish Examiner this weekend, there were a few which we tested which didn’t make the final selection. Here’s why. The full article will … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Tomato ketchup. Is there any difference in brands?

http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/healthandlife/dietandfitness/top-8-tomato-ketchup-tested-279603.html

September 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Crisps tested. Is your favourite here?

http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/healthandlife/dietandfitness/top-8-crisps-tested-275809.html

September 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Extra coffee please

Watch for my coffee survey tomorrow Friday 12 September in which we tasted more coffees that I could fit on the page. Having tasted extensively, these ones didn’t make tasters’ top 8. … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Aresti wines impressed

Jon Ander Usabiaga is an unassuming winemaker. Modest, clear thinking and not in the business of selling hard, he explains his output well. He is responsible for an annual average output of 800,000 … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

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