Roz Crowley

Food, wine, travel, music

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.

December 16, 2015 · 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!

December 15, 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

Snacks for Kids – Of Any Value?

Junior bites

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Eats Shoots and Leaves and a few berries

From July’s article in the Irish Examiner. Each season brings its own bounty.…/foraging-for-food-leads-to-some-tasty-treats- 343967.html

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nuts for health. Walnuts in detail.

As an addition to my nut spread survey in the Irish Examiner 9 October 2015, there is much to say about the value of including nuts in the diet. I … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Who Cuts the Best Mustard? Survey

This survey appeared in the Irish Examiner Friday 14 August 2015. Tell me what I missed!…/top-8-mustards-tested-348074.html

August 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mark Hix’s Recipe for Success

See my feature on this down to earth, savvy chef at He was fun to interview and I also enjoyed listening to him talk to restaurant critic and former … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Crab Apple Jelly Recipe

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness isn’t far away so collect jars now to have to hand and forage to make the most delicious jars of jams and jellies … Continue reading

July 1, 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

Sweet and Sour Barbecue Marinade

Easy to prepare, this can be kept ready for use for at least a week. It suits perfectly the pork chops and fillets I reviewed in the Irish Examiner 12 … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment