Roz Crowley

Food, wine, travel, music

Carluccio – remembering lunch

It’s nearly 20 years ago since I met Antonio Carluccio and his wife Priscilla. By way of tribute to a man of food,  this is the article published in the … Continue reading

April 29, 2020 · 1 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

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

March 21, 2017 · 1 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

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

Renvyle goes Italian

At this stage most fine diners in ireland know how well chef Tim O’Sullivan can cook. As Head Chef at Renvyle House he lures weekenders with tastes of local foods … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Last taste of summer in Paris

Lunch in Paris of a chunky, simple and tasty pork chop with vegetables, a glass of rosé and this amazing strawberry tart. The outdoor cafe Tokyo Eats, is part of … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cliff Hotel Ardmore on the cutting edge

When I interviewed Martin Kajuiter for the Irish Examiner shortly after the restaurant opened in 2008, I was impressed with his commitment to sourcing local produce. At St Raphael’s centre … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

More than a good walk

Nine not to be missed public Irish gardens | Irish Examiner 6 days ago … From Fota to Ballymaloe, we have an abundance of colourful walks to explore with the whole family, says Roz … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Read my piece on people who beat the recession with new careers

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Iyers South Indian cuisine at its best

Today’s lunch in Iyer’s on Camden Quay, Cork was a treat. Grantham Iyers makes his own pastry for samosas, grinds his own spices for sauces, preparing every element of his … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · 1 Comment