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Cooking with Gigi

Cooking with Gigi

At the age of 98,  my mother, Gigi Firenze is still living alone and cooking everyday.  Even though I titled this article “Cooking with Gigi” – I am usually just the clean up person.  She loves cooking.  It is her life and she’s quite critical of almost everyone else’s cooking.   Written recipes are rare in […]

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3 Healthy Snacks for your World Series Party

3 Healthy Snacks for your World Series Party

The World Series starts at the end of October.  Are you hosting a party?  Serving only hot dogs?  Well, here are 3 healthy snacks  for your World Series party.   What you need:  country- style bread or baguette (sliced diagonally), sea salt, olives, garlic, fresh vegetables and your best extra virgin olive oil. 1.  Marinated Olives […]

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Olive Oil and the Olympics

Olive Oil and the Olympics

There’s something so thrilling about the Olympics that it’s hard not to be a huge fan. I’ve attended several Olympics in LA, Barcelona, and London.  While  extensive media coverage dominates the airwaves , I don’t recall any of the  reporters mentioning the importance of olive oil to the Olympics and the athletes.  Olive oil and the […]

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The World's Largest Frittata

The World's Largest Frittata

Last November, during my Olive Harvest Adventure trip in Italy, I participated in a frittata-lover’s dream come true – an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for making the world’s largest frittata. The event was held in Fabro, a small medieval hamlet in Umbria, dominated by an 11th century castle and surrounded by thick […]

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EVOO & U:  Educating students about olive oil

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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Where can I find true Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Where can I find true Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

With all the current news about finding and buying true extra virgin olive oil, GoEVOO (the first US iPhone/iPad app) helps you find a location to buy EVOO when you’re on the Go. GoEVOO is your guide in finding producers, stores, and purveyors of exquisite extra virgin olive oil in the U.S.   With a couple […]

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New Year's Resolutions:  More Olive Oil!

New Year’s Resolutions: More Olive Oil!

My New Year’s Resolution:  More Olive Oil.  Each year after spending several weeks in Italy and Spain where olive oil permeates every aspect of living, I understand the role that olive oil can play in making this next year even better than the last.   Here are my suggestions of ways to “infuse” olive oil into five of the most common […]

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Olive Harvest in Umbria - Stunningly Beautiful

Olive Harvest in Umbria – Stunningly Beautiful

I just returned from one glorious month in Umbria and Tuscany hosting two Olive Harvest Adventure groups, where 10 dynamic women from St. Louis on the first tour and 3 lovely couples on the second tour experienced an authentic Italian week –  food, wine, art, music, fun and olive oil! Stay tuned for  many stories […]

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Get EVOO on the Go ... with GoEVOO!

Get EVOO on the Go … with GoEVOO!

I am delighted to tell you that the latest release of GoEVOO – the first iPhone/iTouch/iPad app that focuses on finding great Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) who makes it, where to find it and how to use it!  …now includes the capability of searching throughout the in the United States for olive oil producers, […]

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GoEVOO

GoEVOO

I am so excited to tell my friends and fans that I recently launched an iPhone/iTouch/iPad app –  GoEVOO, the olive oil lover’s guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO).   It’s fun, educational and interactive! You can get ideas for using EVOO that go beyond the kitchen. Find olive oil producers, retail and tasting […]

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