Roz Crowley

Food, wine and travel journalism

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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Crab Apple Jelly Recipe

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness isn’t far away so collect jars now to have to hand and forage to make the most delicious jars of jams and jellies … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wine of the Week 3 Malbec Collio IGT Venegazzu

I love a wine to surprise me. Our expectations of  Malbec have been formed by Argentina, but recently at a tasting by Joe Karwig this one from the Veneto region of Italy … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wine of the Week Chateau de Fieuzal

It’s a treat to come across a wine which gives pleasure when young and just as much as it ages. A white wine that deepens  and delivers more complex flavors with each … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Idaho Gelato opened today

Wonderful to see a new business opening in Cork. This one is a sister to Idaho café, and is located a door down from it in a space we hardly … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Barbecues and great food on the side http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/finger-lickin-good-bbq-recipes-to-try-this-summer-338633.html

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Buying a coffee machine? May I help? See today’s Irish Examiner

http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/the-best-methods-and-machines-to-brew-perfect-coffee-at-home-339067.html

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sweet and Sour Barbecue Marinade

Easy to prepare, this can be kept ready for use for at least a week. It suits perfectly the pork chops and fillets I reviewed in the Irish Examiner 12 … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Premium wines at Chateau de Fieuzal. Meet the Winemaker

  MEET THE WINEMAKER This is the first of what I look forward to being a series of interviews with top winemakers throughout the world. A version of this one appeared … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wine of the Week is Liveli

A recent tasting of wines by Joe Karwig of Karwig Wines revealed this beauty. Fiano, Liveli 2013 from Apulia in the heel of Italy has a wonderfully fruity bouquet, is … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pesto rave and rant in tomorrow’s Irish Examiner. Who will get the top marks?

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

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