Archive for the 'California' Category

09 Jun

Kalamata Queen reigns over olives

By Kyra Gottesman, Jennifer Davis is The Kalamata Queen, her kingdom is a small orchard with the Sutter Buttes to the south, Lassen Peak to the north, the Thermalito Afterbay to the west and Oroville Dam to the east. “Isn’t it beautiful?” asks Davis, surveying her silver-leafed olive trees and the magnificent 360-degree view. “I […]

09 Jun

Olive Oil 101

By Natalie Tadic, Shirley Bougourd knows olive oil. She tells me she’s still learning, that the past three years of running The Olive Pit, haven of oil and good taste in general, has been quite the experience; that she’s still taking in new information each day. But to the average lay person, Shirley knows her […]

04 Jun

Mexican Olive Oil: Ensenada to Fairway

By Florence Fabricant, This extra virgin olive oil, Fairway’s house brand Mexican Mission, made entirely from Mission olives on a small estate near Ensenada in Baja California, is about as subtle as a mariachi band. It is sunny, fairly viscous and green, with substantial olive and sage flavors. Olive oil figures only minimally in traditional […]

15 May

Sonoma Wine Country Extra Virgin Olive Oil

14 May

Olive Oil: Liquid gold in Gerber, CA

By Karen McIntyre, More than 150 years after the Gold Rush, gold is still being pumped out of Tehama County – well, liquid gold, said Jane Flynn, owner of Pacific Farms, which produces Pacific Sun Olive Oil. Using the “liquid gold” slogan was one idea presented during a tour of Pacific Farms Tuesday to discuss […]