Archive for the 'Geographic' Category

10 Jul

San Benito 2013 Olive Festival

    HOLLISTER, CA  — For the first time in the culinary history of this region, a select group of the nation’s most celebrated food and wine producers will play host to visitors at a world-class gourmet celebration. The First Annual San Benito Olive Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 from 11am […]

12 Sep

first Israeli olive pit spitting competition

  Contestants at Israel's Kibbutz Givat Brenner sent olive pits flying in a new fun competition.   For the first time in Israel, contestants had a chance to break the world olive-pit spitting record (21.20 meters, or 96.5 feet).         Israel´s first olive-pit spitting contest, organized in February under the auspices of […]

26 Oct

Australian Olive industry attacks Coles and Woolworths over labelling

Coles and Woolworths are resisting pressure to comply with recommended labelling standards for extra virgin olive oil.   The new guidelines were introduced this year to reduce the amount of refined oils being sold as 'premium' or 'extra light'.   President of the Australian Olive Association, Paul Miller, says Aldi supermarkets are already using the […]

25 Oct

U.S. Customs finds olive fruit flies in San Diego

  Olive fruit fly larvae were found on fresh olives that a passenger from Lebanon was trying to carry into San Diego International Airport, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday.   Agriculture specialists working at the airport on Oct. 4 found several olive fruit fly larvae on almost nine pounds of fresh olives […]

19 Oct

Californian vs European Olive Oils Challenge

American food lovers have long taken for granted that only olive oils from the Mediterranean are worth buying preferably with an olive tree, an Italian flag and some words like “authentic cold pressed” on the bottle.