24 May

State’s Olive Oil Tasters Flunk Test of Distinction

Stripped of authority to certify grades such as extra virgin, an industry panel weighs its future. By Jerry Hirsch, California’s olive oil police have been pulled over. An industry panel that for five years has certified the quality of California’s olive oil — discerning virgin from extra virgin oil — has flunked an international taste […]

24 May

Olive oil and wine have a lot in common

By Taylor Eason I had no idea what I didn’t know. I went on a wine trip to Italy and stumbled into the fascinating, ancient world of olive oil, an industry so similar to wine that it’s freaky. In Italy, the two dance together like lovers. Quality wine, meet quality olive oil … nice to […]

24 May

Time For An Oil Change

Ever think of olives as a fruit? Not sweet, but rich in healthful fats, olives are more than a savory ingredient and finger food.Why so healthful?

24 May

Olive Farm in Arizona

Owner expands olive business Queen Creek Olive Mill owner and master blender Perry Rea is expanding his business.Independent Newspapers/Angela De Welles By Angela De Welles, Independent Newspapers What started off as just a hobby has turned into a unique Queen Creek business venture that produces gallons of premium extra virgin olive oil. Now, owner and […]

24 May

Growing Olives in Texas Gardens

The history of the olive tree can be traced back to Biblical times; when it was grown in the Mediterranean area which continues today. Everyone is familiar with the story of the dove sent out by Noah which returned with an olive branch. The olive was also important to the Greeks and the Romans, who […]