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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Tuna handy and often healthy

See my survey of tuna tested recently at http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/…/top–8-takeaway-tunas-tested-452508. html. It’s difficult to know exactly where our tuna comes from so I had to delve deep for this survey. Sally … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Frozen Yogurt – for a treat

http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/…/top–8–frozen–yogurts-tested-449350.html My top 8 choices of frozen yogurt will guide you to what I and tasters found the best from supermarkets this summer. Very glad to see an Irish company come … Continue reading

May 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Le Caveau – Pour me another glass

Le Caveau in Kilkenny never disappoints

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

The People’s Book Prize – a new experience

Catryn Power’s Short Stories book was the best reason to be at The Stationers’ Hall on Tuesday.  Near St Paul’s Cathedral, it was a special setting where it seems there … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Pesto – getting better all the time

This survey aims to lead you the the best pestos available, with some ideas for how to use them. The freshest in the shops are always the best, and with … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Interference – where have you been all my life?

The recent Interference gig at Cork Opera House was a revelation and best gig of the year so far. I was on the trail of Maurice Seezer when Irish Examiner … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Easter Eggs 2017 – a good haul

For my top finds this year see http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/…/top-8-easter–eggs-tested-447126.html

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Start at the top to give Austrian wines a chance

. In Austria, households are allowed to make 200 litres of booze a year for their own consumption, as long as it is not offered for sale. It doesn’t matter … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

Iceland warms up food offerings

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March 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Iceland warms up food offerings

To read my article on Iceland’s food development and interesting people producing delicious treats in the Sunday Times, see http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dawning-of-new-northern-lights-3gpw86hvf There wasn’t room for everything I wrote so here is … Continue reading

March 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Rouille – the best ever sauce

  _mg_8512-red-peppers (pic Arna Runarsdottir) The groundbreaking chef of the late 1970s Michel Guérard (now aged 83) brought out two books that made me sit up and take notice: Cuisine Minceur … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Top Turkey This Year

My best ever turkey came this year from East Ferry Farm in Co Cork. Delivered by Fastway, it was also the most efficient operation. I didn’t have to ask for giblets, … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

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