Roz Crowley

Food, wine, travel, music

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Crop of Cookbooks

Read my reviews of this year’s cookbooks and tell me if you agree with my comments. Happy Christmas! http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/cookbooks-the-gifts-with-taste-that-will-keep-on-giving-371464.html

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

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