Roz Crowley

Food, wine, travel, music

Cian McCarthy A Talented Live Export

Cian McCarthy – from Cork to Broadway to London’s West End 14 March 2013 It’s the hottest ticket in London, already booked out until May at least, The Book of … Continue reading

June 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

A quiet chat with Kurt Elling May 2013

Tired from a chest infection in his hotel room in Norway, Kurt Elling was a trooper and a gentleman on the ‘phone ten days ahead his performance at the National … Continue reading

June 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Iceland Airwaves 2016: Bjork sings with strings

You could hear an icicle melting in anticipation of Bjork coming on stage last Saturday. Headlining the five-day 17th Iceland Airwaves music festival, fans of all ages gathered in the … Continue reading

June 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Mallorca – rich in history and great food

My trip to Mallorca in September 2019 was rich in historical reminders of what Spain has endured and enjoyed. The shorter, travel focused version of this more lengthy article, appeared … Continue reading

May 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

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

Made with Sun and Castelão

  Located in Palmela on the Setubal peninsula, less than an hour by road from Lisbon, the vineyard and winery of Pegos Claros sits quietly. There are no big signs, … Continue reading

April 29, 2020 · 1 Comment

Cook Well, Eat Well. And he does.

Rory O’Connell is a master educator. Whether at Ballymaloe Coookery school or on RTE1’s television programme How To Cook Well, he is at ease with words, knows his topic and … 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…/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…/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

Le Caveau – Pour me another glass

Le Caveau in Kilkenny never disappoints

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

The People’s Book Prize – a new experience

Catryn Power’s Short Stories book was the best reason to be at The Stationers’ Hall on Tuesday.  Near St Paul’s Cathedral, it was a special setting where it seems there … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 2 Comments