19 Oct

Californian vs European Olive Oils Challenge

American food lovers have long taken for granted that only olive oils from the Mediterranean are worth buying preferably with an olive tree, an Italian flag and some words like “authentic cold pressed” on the bottle.    

17 Oct

Turkey’s olive oil exports expected to reach $5 bln by 2023

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) President Mehmet Büyükekşi said he expects olive and olive oil exports this year to reach $300 million, increase almost by 100 percent next year and total up to $5 billion by 2023, while speaking at the Third Akhisar Harvest Festival on Sunday. Büyükekşi also said any sector that helps reduce the […]

11 Oct

Remove Heat Stains from Wood Tables with an Iron and Olive Oil

If your friends or family just can't get it through their heads to use coasters when putting hot cups of coffee or containers of food on your wooden coffee table, grab a towel, some olive oil, and a standard clothes iron to get rid of those ugly white heat stains.   According to TipNut, all […]

09 Oct

Olive harvesting in Umbria, Italy, drips with tradition

Making olive oil at harvest takes time, muscle and a bit of guidance. Visiting mills in the region, known as 'Italy's green heart,' provides a lesson in its history and a chance to sample the season's offerings.     Reporting from Civitella, Italy— The anonymous stone building on the outskirts of Civitella, my Umbrian hilltop […]

08 Oct

California tightens olive oil labeling rules

  California's burgeoning olive oil producers are counting on a newly enacted state labeling law to persuade more consumers that American brands are more virginal than their imported rivals.   The measure, signed into law on Friday by Governor Jerry Brown, tightens the definitions of various calibers of olive oil, such as "virgin" and "extra […]