Roz Crowley

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Finger lickin’ Ballylickey

Old friends and new generously sharing their wares today at Ballylickey for West Cork Food Festival. Terrific produce, as ever.

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A decent night’s drinking! Wines of the week

  A recent small dinner party for six recently had me reaching into the wine cupboard for a few bottles I wondered about. Every one of them was a treat. … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

Aimé Guibert passionate man of wine

At the age of 91 Aimé Guibert died on Sunday, leaving behind a legacy of winemaking in the Languedoc which led the way to showing what the region was capable … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fleurie gets the juices flowing – wines of the week

The Beaujolais region is often undervalued and for a while, resting on its laurels, deserved its drop from fashionable dinner tables. It’s back again with a bang, and while we … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Parmesan parsed

Just how much we should pay for parmesan? Parmiggiano Reggiano was the topic of my enquiries last week. Whatever we pay, it is often worth it for its full flavour and … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

UCC courses

Funding is possible for courses in UCC on cheese making and icecream production. Follow a long line of successful food manufacturers who have benefited from UCC courses. Worth  exploring. http://www.ucc.ie/en/fitu/courses/shortcourse-icecreamsciencetechnologycourse/

December 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Crop of Cookbooks

Read my reviews of this year’s cookbooks and tell me if you agree with my comments. Happy Christmas! http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/cookbooks-the-gifts-with-taste-that-will-keep-on-giving-371464.html

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Christmas gifts @ €5. Possible?

Christmas gifts up to €5 Published 4/12/15 Irish Examiner This year the recession is not quite over on this page, and the task set for me was to find delicious … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Snacks for Kids – Of Any Value?

Junior bites

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lidl x 2 Wines

Favourites from a recent wine club tasting of Lidl wines include the Champagne from Bissinger which is a premier cru and tastes like one too with some toasty notes, a fresh … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Eats Shoots and Leaves and a few berries

From July’s article in the Irish Examiner. Each season brings its own bounty. http://www.irishexaminer.com/…/foraging-for-food-leads-to-some-tasty-treats- 343967.html

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kurt Elling Velvet Overground

A QUIET CHAT WITH KURT ELLING ROZ CROWLEY Irish Examiner May 2013 Pic Roz Crowley Tired from a chest infection in his hotel room in Norway, Kurt Elling was a … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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