Roz Crowley

Food, wine, travel, music

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

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

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

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

Finger lickin’ Ballylickey

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

June 12, 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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