14 Jan

UC Davis Launches New Olive Oil Center

Hoping to do for olives and olive oil what it has done for grapes and wine, the University of California, Davis, today launched the first university-based olive research and education center in North America. Plans for the new UC Davis Olive Center, which is part of the university’s Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food […]

12 Oct

Mario Olive + A.Camacho = Mario Camacho Foods

Two family-owned food businesses, both suppliers and service providers to the olive and condiment market in North America, will merge in 2008. Mario Olive Co., a division of Westin Foods of Omaha, Neb., and A. Camacho Inc. of Plant City, a subsidiary of Angel Camacho group, will merge, a Mario Camacho press release said. No […]

04 Oct

USA drawn to olive oil’s allure

By Joan Leotta, In the past 20 years, olive oil has become more popular in American kitchens for its health benefits and its simply incredible taste, even though the silken “juice” of the olive costs more than other vegetable oils. In fact, many California olive oil producers call it liquid gold. For example, a small […]

29 Sep

Olive oil from trees planted in the 1860s has become a big hit for UC Davis

Thanks Dan for the infos ;o) By Bill Lindelof, The fruit of Yolo County olive trees owned by UC Davis and planted nearly 150 years ago by one of Northern California’s early pioneers is finding new customers. John R. Wolfskill, who worked for $100 a year when he came to California in the 1830s, planted […]

27 Jun

Chopin Vodka Launches National Competition to Create the Perfect Stuffing for the Chopin Extra Olives

Chopin Vodka Launches National Competition for Bartenders and Chefs to Create the Perfect Stuffing for the CEO Martini The makers of Chopin Vodka have taken their search for the perfect olive to garnish their signature CEO (Chopin Extra Olives) Martini to the next level. Together with Wine Spectator and Food Arts magazines, Chopin Vodka has […]