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!

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

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

The First 2013 Extra Virgin Olive Oil Award Winners

(updated 4 June 2013) The first of the new harvest’s award winners have been announced. These olive oil competitions are very important in the world of top quality olive oil, as they recognize the year’s worth effort and care. In Continue reading The First 2013 Extra Virgin Olive Oil Award Winners

What’s Your Favorite Olive Oil?

  As we introduce each of our our Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils, there are two questions we answer most often: (1)     What is your favorite olive oil? That’s something akin to which is your favorite child! I may have a Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Olive Oil?

The Whole Wide World of Food

In our ongoing mission to provide the best in Italian extra virgin olive oil and specialty foods, there’s one event that is the highlight of each summer: the Fancy Food Show. Usually hosted in New York City, the show decamped Continue reading The Whole Wide World of Food

A Curated Collection: Olive Oil Award Winners

Imagine that you spent your lifetime tending the family’s groves… toiling to prune, worrying about the weather, keeping pests at bay, and in the end, each and every year, producing an olive oil that met the high standards of the Continue reading A Curated Collection: Olive Oil Award Winners

Cappuccino’s Pasta Salad

Some time ago, there was a small café in Newport, RI, called Cappuccino’s. It seemed that I enjoyed their pasta salad for days on end and eventually deconstructed it to develop a similar recipe. This has become a summertime favorite Continue reading Cappuccino’s Pasta Salad

A Tale of Two Biscotti

My passions for Italian food and culture are carried forth in any number of ways. I visit every “Italian store” I can find (often comparing it to the store of my childhood, Bari Imports, with its barrels of baccala). If Continue reading A Tale of Two Biscotti

Olive Oil Buyer’s Guide: Organic Certification

In part 1 of the Olive Oil Buyer’s Guide, we took a look at the anatomy of a great label on a bottle of extra virgin olive oil. For a refresher, take a look the detailed and revealing look at Continue reading Olive Oil Buyer’s Guide: Organic Certification