In a recent interview by Flavor your Life, (a campaign supported by the European Union) I was asked: What do you look for when buying EVOO? I answered that there are three important factors to look for when purchasing olive oil are: harvest date, packaging and traceability: 1. Choose oil in a dark bottle, metal container […]
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I am thrilled to let you know that my book, The Passionate Olive -101 Things to do with Olive Oil has been published in Chinese. The book has a new cover and a new title. The title in Chinese is Olive Oil – Liquid Gold 101 Uses of Olive Oil. Because of the known health […]
I am often asked to present at Culinary Arts and Food classes in high schools. My course title: EVOO & U is interactive, fun and educational. This month’s article in Pressing Times from the Olive Oil Source highlights a recent course that I presented at a high school in Northern California. The interactive part was the “Taste […]
It’s wedding season! Whether you’re planning a wedding or simply planning to attend one, look no further for that unique and interesting favor or gift. If planning a wedding, get private labeled olive oil as a favor. For a unique shower or wedding gift, give an olive-themed basket (with my book, various olive oils, dipping […]
Just as wine lovers often take their favorite bottle to a restaurant, I often carry a small bottle of extra virgin olive oil (my own brand or one of my recommended brands) when I go out to eat. I am just as choosy about my olive oil as I am about fine wines. In fact, […]
I often hear people tell me they are saving their best, estate EVOO for special occasions. Olive oil does NOT improve with age. There is an old, Italian proverb – “olio nuovo, vino vecchio” meaning “it is best to consume young oil but old wine”. Because of olive oil’s high monounsaturated fat content, it can […]
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