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What to look for when buying EVOO?

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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The Passionate Olive available in Chinese…中文版《The Passionate Olive》终于问世

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 […]

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EVOO & U: Educating students about olive oil

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 […]

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Unique Wedding Gifts

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 […]

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Wine and Olive Oil

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, […]

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Storing Olive Oil

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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