06 Jun

UC Davis Olive Oil Conference Welcomes Public and Culinary Professionals

Cooking enthusiasts and olive oil aficionados are invited to join food professionals from around the world June 21-23 at UC Davis for an international conference exploring the best production practices, sensory qualities and culinary possibilities for the highest quality extra virgin olive oil. “Beyond Extra Virgin,” the largest conference on olive-oil excellence ever held in […]

22 Apr

CIA-UC Davis World Olive Oil Conference

Take part in one of the top flavor-discovery experiences of the year, Beyond Extra Virgin 2009: An International Conference on Excellence in Olive Oil. This unique event, scheduled for June 21 to 23, will be held at the University of California at Davis and the California campus of The Culinary Institute of America. Conference highlights […]

22 Apr

Olive oil industry, production getting bigger by moment

By Reed Fujii, LODI – Olive oil production in California is a hot ticket. About 130 people joined in a two-day class offered Friday and Saturday in Lodi by the University of California, and others had to be turned away, said Dan Flynn, executive director of the UC Davis Olive Center. California olive oil production […]

18 Mar

UC Davis launches center to nurture emerging olive oil industry

By Laura Kurtzman, After the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, the University of California, Davis established a research department that led to the flowering of the California wine industry now, it hopes to do the same for olive oil. The challenges to the emerging industry are significant. They include finding economical ways to produce fine […]

16 Mar

New olive oils premiering at UC Davis

UC Davis will unveil its new bottled olive oils, made from the 2007 harvest of the campus’s 2,000 olive trees, during a public “launch party.” Also making its debut will be a new UC Davis wine vinegar. The event is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, at the Silo Cafe and Pub on the […]