Heat: A Late Book Review, Another Look at Italian Food and Culture

It took us too many years to read Bill Buford’s Heat. We’re not huge fans of the Food Network shows, so reading about a chef, just because he’s on TV, isn’t quite to our liking. What incited this reading of Continue reading Heat: A Late Book Review, Another Look at Italian Food and Culture

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Agrumato Orange

Perfect for late summer, grab some Brussels Sprouts and marry them with the flavors of orange and cranberry! This is not a conventional recipe, with exact measurements and precise weights. This is a taste-and-adjust recipe.

Supporting Small Business in the Olive Oil World

Here’s a secret: The companies doing the most for the artisanal olive oil producers in Italy are small businesses. Those of us importing from farms and selling hard-to-find high quality olive oils are also small businesses. It’s our goal to Continue reading Supporting Small Business in the Olive Oil World

A Still Life for Rich Flavor with Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

Here we are in the middle of summer with this glorious bounty of produce — and the Italian specialties that bring it to life — packed with flavor for your dining!

A Gentle Look at Funeral Posters

Step back in time with a visit to a small town in Molise. On our journey to Mirabello Sannitico we encountered this notice board, a small town tradition that dates back decades, if not centuries. Pre-dating electronic communications, this is Continue reading A Gentle Look at Funeral Posters

Scenes from the 2013 Fancy Food Show

                     We are often asked how often we travel to Italy on buying trips (usually twice a year) but there’s one event in the U.S. that brings amazing choices to our shores. Continue reading Scenes from the 2013 Fancy Food Show

Slow Food Extravergini 2013

Slow Food 2013 has just been released and we have a copy that is fresh off the press (just like great olive oil)! The guide carries notations on 1131 quality olive oils from 772 notable producers in Italy. LE CHIOCCIOLE Continue reading Slow Food Extravergini 2013

2013 Zurich International Olive Congress Award Winners

Dateline Zurich:  12th International Olive Congress Zurich Olive Oil Awards were announced in late April and we are please to announce that we have six of the selections in stock. The Zurich Awards are very selective, with only five (5) Continue reading 2013 Zurich International Olive Congress Award Winners