Roz Crowley

Food, wine, travel, music

Greta’s great herb book

Greta’s Herbs  – Greta McCarthy O’Brien A specialist herb grower on the Dingle peninsula, Greta McCarthy O’Brien packages her experience well in this helpful book on the growing, harvesting and … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · 1 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

Frozen Yogurt – for a treat…/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

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 There wasn’t room for everything I wrote so here is … Continue reading

March 21, 2017 · 1 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. Advertisements

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

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. Advertisements

December 16, 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

Idaho Gelato opened today

Wonderful to see a new business opening in Cork. This one is a sister to Idaho café, and is located a door down from it in a space we hardly … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment