13 Mar

all extra virgin olive oils are not created equal

By Jim Donovan, Check out the supermarket aisle for olive oils, and you’ll find dozens of brands. So how do you know which one you’ll like? 3 On Your Side’s Jim Donovan has a few suggestions for your next meal. Good Housekeeping says all extra virgin olive oils are not created equal. “Recently we tasted […]

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 […]

09 Mar

Raccolto brand olives being recalled

Cibo Specialty Foods Issues Nationwide Alert on Potential Botulism Risk Associated with Specific Lots from Eight Varieties of Dal Raccolto Brand Olives Contact: Mickey Colombo 718-967-6858 Cibo Specialty Foods, a division of Colavita USA, L.L.C. of Linden, N.J., is voluntarily recalling the following olive products sold under the “DAL RACCOLTO” brand. Immediately stop using the […]

05 Mar

The Olive d’Or at SIAL Montréal 2007

The First international olive oil competition in North America, « Olive d’Or » will be presented at the 2007 edition of SIAL Montréal and will follow the rules and standards set by the « International Olive Oil Council ». « Olive d’Or » is open to all extra virgin olive oils with less than 0.8% […]

28 Feb

Best olive oils are often hard to get, but Springs foodies soon have a chance

By Teresa J. Farney, Lauren Stuart is to Franco Lombardi’s olive oil what Johnny Appleseed was to apples. Last summer, the Colorado Springs cooking teacher took a culinary trip to Tuscany, met olive oil producer Lombardi, tasted the oil pressed from the olives grown on his land and began passionately spreading the word about his […]