Archive for the 'North America' Category

18 Aug

Oberti Olive Canning Plant to Be Sold at Public Auction

California Olive Growers, former producers of Oberti Olives, have ceased operation and closed their Madera, CA facility. All equipment from the factory will be sold at a public auction starting on Tuesday, October 10th. The humble beginnings of Oberti Olives began in the 1930’s on a family-run farm, where Oberti began producing olive oil. The […]

17 Aug

Pressing concern for olive growers

Santa Barbara growers face lean harvest By Franck Nelson, Santa Barbara News Press Olive growers in Santa Barbara County are bracing for what is expected to be their leanest harvest in 25 years. The culprit is the weather, but not the recent hot spell; the high temperatures that troubled many crops were easily handled by […]

16 Aug

Man could live on bread and olive oil

By Nicholas Boer, BRUSCHETTA IS TOAST, literally. But it’s also trendy — especially in summer, when chefs top it with tomatoes. To earn the name, however, all you need is good olive oil and coarse salt. Peter Chastain, chef of Prima in Walnut Creek, calls bruschetta “the quintessential food” of Tuscany and Umbria, surmising its […]

16 Aug

Olive Oil: A Couple of Tablespoons a Day Will Keep (Many) Doctors Away

By Kyle Phillips, Olive oil was Athena’s gift to the Ancients, and she gave much better than we knew, as I discovered at a conference organized by Chianti Classico’s olive oil producers: It turns out that extra virgin oil, that obtained by cold-pressing the olives and separating the oil from the paste via press or […]

14 Aug

So Long to Strictly Olive Oil

By Marie Vasari, Herald Staff Writer. Founder sells company to fellow fan of liquid gold Betty Pustarfi has made a living in the oil trade. The kind pressed from olives, not the other kind. For a dozen years, she’s been on a gastronomic mission to educate the world about olive oil, hosting seminars and tastings […]