15 Dec

Argentina’s olive exports set new record

Argentina’s olive and olive oil exports set a new record of 148 million U.S. dollars in the first ten months of this year, local media reported Sunday. From January to October, Argentina exported 76,300 tons of olives, with a net profit of 98.5 million dollars, Argentine authorities said. Olive exports and the net profit rose […]

22 Nov

Filière oléicole Algérienne vers une production 2007 record

Par D.D. L’année 2007 sera, comme on le verra plus tard, l’une des meilleures en production oléicole et devra permettre de faire oublier les tumultes de l’année précédente, ayant entraîné une nette flambée du prix de l’huile d’olive. Un cadre des services agricole (DSA) de Skikda rapporte à cet effet que « contrairement à la […]

03 Oct

Cure Your Own Olives (without lye)

By Nancy Gaifyllia, With the exception of Throubes (an olive from the island of Thassos that’s picked when fully mature), olives straight off the tree are hard and bitter. Curing is what removes the bitterness. Once cured, olives can be stored with flavorings (lemon, oregano, garlic, and others), but the first step is the curing. […]

11 Sep

California North Coast leads in olive oil production

The North Coast has emerged as the center of California’s growing olive oil production — at least for now. The California Olive Oil Council says Sonoma County has more olive oil producers than any other. But that could change as more farmers in the Central Valley switch to olive varieties meant to produce oil. [Source] […]

07 Sep

Silverbeet & olive tart with parmesan crust

Photo by Geoff Lung, Recipe by Valli Little,