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05 Apr

Introduce yourself to a nearby olive bar

By Karen Fernau, Olives are so much more than a martini garnish. They add easy, intense flavor to pasta dishes, baked bread, as toppings for seafood and in salads. Which olives taste best is personal. Flavors range from tangy, winey and fruity to spicy and tart. Olives come packed with fat, but the “good” monounsaturated […]

15 Mar

Olives as big as an egg will transform canapés

There have been black tomatoes, square melons and elephant garlic. Now shoppers will be able to pick up olives the size of hen’s eggs. The giant Bella di Cerignola, weighing up to three times a standard olive but with stones that are disproportionately small, will need something larger than a cocktail stick to spear and […]

12 Mar

Turkey: Olive oil factory becomes museum

An initiative has been started by the Kuşadası Association of Tourist Guides (KURED), with the support of the Turkish Tourist Guides Federation (TUREF), to make an old olive oil factory located in the Ortaklar neighborhood of Aydın’s Germencik province into a museum. The museum will be the second one in its field in Turkey after […]

11 Mar

Shoppers import fresh olive oils from around the globe to their kitchens

Sunshine in a bottle By Kim Mikus Shops devoted to fresh olive oils and balsamic vinegars are ripening. The number of stores featuring a wide variety of extra virgin olive oils is increasing as shopper’s look for healthier alternatives and more flavorful oils for cooking. Food celebrities hyping the virtues of EVOO — extra-virgin olive […]

08 Mar

Australia: The good oil on our olive groves

By Paul Edwards, AUSTRALIA’S fast-growing olive industry is coming to grips with the reality that it’s one thing to grow fruit but quite another to make money from it. Competing for the consumer dollar against cheap European imports is tough – and together with buyer reluctance to buy more expensive brands, there is supermarket resistance […]