Archive for the 'Olive Oil' Category

12 Dec

The pressing matter of making olive oil

By Steve Petusevsky, I’ve been cooking with olive oil for more than three decades. But I never thought about what goes into producing it. This past week, I got to see where olive oil comes from and follow its production from tree to press. I was in Puglia, Italy, learning about olive oil from the […]

12 Dec

Compound from olive oil slows down spread of HIV

Olive oil has become part of the fight against the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) – the cause of AIDS – thanks to research carried out by the Bionat team, from the University of Granada, headed by Prof. Andres Garc?Granados, senior lecturer in Organic Chemistry. Their work shows that maslinic acid – a natural product extracted […]

12 Dec

Greece: Olive oil helps to fight disease, experts say

Olive oil lovers and medical experts stressed, during a conference in Athens yesterday, the benefits to people’s health from consuming the oil, including reducing the risk of death among diabetes sufferers. Recent studies have shown that consuming olive oil helps to reduce blood pressure and the possibility of a person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, said […]

12 Dec

Where Olive Oil Flows

By Michael Van Cassell, Allesio Carli, wearing a flannel shirt and heavy construction ear protection, stood in the doorway between two seemingly different worlds. Behind him sat casks full of maturing Pietra Santa wine stacked ceiling high. In front of him, two growers from Carmel Valley dipped their fingers into their inaugural batch of green […]

12 Dec

Best oils: flavorless, olive

By Erica Marcus, Q: How many different kinds of oil do I need in my kitchen? A: You can get by with as few as two — a good-quality extra virgin olive oil and an inexpensive unflavored oil such as canola or corn. Oil serves three roles in the kitchen. As a texture provider, it […]