28 Aug

Olive oil: A treasure trove of taste

By David Penner,

  • It’s branches crowned Julius Caesar as he marched into Rome.
  • It seeped into the bones of saints through their sarcophaguses.
  • Ancient Olympians rubbed it into their skin.

And today, world-class chefs and weekend kitchen commanders, like myself, use it every day.

What is this highly prized treasure of the culinary world?

It’s the olive, and more importantly, the oil that it produces.

Olive oil has been one of the most highly prized, utilized and sought after cooking ingredient in the world. The ancients used it for all kin ds of purposes, from medicinal to magical. Today, it is a key ingredient in almost any dish.[Source] Click here

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