The Olive Oil Fridge Test is Nonsense

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a super food essential. Not only does good EVOO have the power to make any dish amazingly tasty, study after study consistently confirms its superior health benefits. Sadly, around 70% of EVOO sold in the USA is counterfeit (cut with other vegetable, nut, and seed oils). With EVOO fraud becoming more public…

Good Extra Virgin Olive Oils – Know Where to Look – Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Extra Virgin Olive Oil expert, Nancy Harmon Jenkins, on Zester Daily, acknowledges frauds are rampant, and writes: “It’s true, there’s a lot of bad oil masquerading as extra virgin. But there’s also a lot of tremendously good oil, much of it from Italy. Our job as consumers is to educate ourselves about what constitutes good…

Pianogrillo Olive Oil Is Organic and DOP

Lorenzo Piccione makes one of the most spectacular Italian olive oils, Pianogrillo, with tonda iblea olives. We have written about him in the past, and call him the nay sayer. We went to visit him this summer, and he showed us his beautiful property, chapel included. Lorenzo also proudly showed us his Nebrodi Pig farm,…

Antichi Uliveti del Prato, In Defense of Italian Landscape

Gavino, Leonardo and Antonella Pinna are brothers and sister who tend their ancestors’ beloved olive groves, outside Sassari, in the north of the island of Sardegna. It is a beautiful area, 300 mt. above sea level; all around the family  property, real estate developers have built big villas. By keeping the olive business alive and…

Our Pesto just flew in, fresh, from Casa Lombardi. Easy to make and delicious!

Casa Lombardi not only uses basil genuinely from Liguria – it’s particularly the famous basil from Prà (a small village on the southwestern outskirts of Genova). Prepared with infinite passion and expertise by Francesco and Lorenzo Lombardi, who have succeeded in combining the classic ingredients – basil, of course, but also extra virgin olive oil, pine…