Roz Crowley

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Beyond Parnham– for furniture designers

A celebration of a 40 year old UK based design college is not a book for the general public. And it’s just as well as only 1,000 copies have been … Continue reading

December 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cook Well, Eat Well. And he does.

Rory O’Connell is a master educator. Whether at Ballymaloe Coookery school or on RTE1’s television programme How To Cook Well, he is at ease with words, knows his topic and … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dingle Dinners. And drinks

Dingle Dinners Compiled and edited by Trevis L. Gleason. Hardback €24.99 Collins Press A compilation of recipes from chefs and food producers in the Dingle area of Kerry, this is … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The chips are not down in West Cork Burger

It’s not easy to find a good burger these days. Plenty of diners have them, but they are often (not always) over-processed, rubbery and/or tasteless. What a relief, then, to … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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