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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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 · 1 Comment

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

Macroom Mountain Dew in Top 10 Music books of 2016

https://www.irishexaminer.com/archives/2016/1128/features/top-10-music-books-of-2016-432566.html. Thank you Eoghan O’Sullivan for this appreciation of the work that went into interviewing great musicians, Macrompians, music industry greats and journalists. Thanks too to book designer Nick Sanquest … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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