Fiori di Zucca, Norcia Style

This is a variation on Penne alla Norcina. We’ve nicknamed it “Heart Attack Pasta”. Be sure to add a glass of wine — for your heart! We think this is even better with Rustichella d’Abruzzo’s Fiori di Zucca, pumpkin pasta. Continue reading Fiori di Zucca, Norcia Style

How to Dress a Salad: Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Parmigiano-Reggiano DOP This salad makes the most of the truly special flavors of good olive oil and balsamic vinegar, perfectly paired with DOP Parmiggiano Reggiano. Here’s how to dress a salad: 1 clove Continue reading How to Dress a Salad: Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Award Season: Slow Food Olive Oil 2015

Slow Food Logo

The new 2015 list of awards/recognition for Italian Olive Oils has been released by Slow Food in Italy. Olio2go carries many of farms included in the book. We carry 12 of the top olive oils recognized by Slow Food Italy. Continue reading Award Season: Slow Food Olive Oil 2015

A Sad Olive Oil Harvest for Italy

Sept 2014 Florence Radar

For three months now there have been stunning reports of the difficult, challenging, and horrible olive harvest in Italy. Decades have passed since such a crisis last occurred, and that, the Tuscan freeze of 1985, did not reach the broad Continue reading A Sad Olive Oil Harvest for Italy

Olive Oil of the Month: Radici of Molise

It’s time to celebrate our latest Olive Oil of the Month: Radici of Molise. Radici Italiane means Italian roots and we have found Radici of Molise to be the perfect selection for those seeking their Italian heritage. More Americans emigrated Continue reading Olive Oil of the Month: Radici of Molise

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.

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

Spring Inspiration: Agrumato Lemon & Herbs

Fabulous food blogger Adri Barr Crocetti took Agrumato Lemon & Herbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil for a test drive. “…because the olives are pressed simultaneously with the lemons the oil exhibits a remarkable harmony of flavor…” She packs recipe ideas Continue reading Spring Inspiration: Agrumato Lemon & Herbs

A Grand Opening Event with Domenica Marchetti

We were so lucky to host Domenica Marchetti in the new Olio2go store last evening. Our customers enjoyed speaking with her about pasta making (techniques for gnocchi) and their favorite recipes from her cookbooks: The Glorious Pasta of Italy, Big Continue reading A Grand Opening Event with Domenica Marchetti

Festa Italiana in DC: A Recap

Olio2go at Festa Italiana in DC on October 9. We had great fun sampling and tasting with festival guests. JoAnna is shown in these pictures. She helped out at the event and enjoyed speaking to the guests in Italian! We Continue reading Festa Italiana in DC: A Recap