The Winning Appetizer and Fabulous Bread

This staffer was invited to a New Year’s Eve party, where an appetizer contest was held. I considered options involving our various products. Little toasts with a savory meat and Il Mongetto fig jam? Little toasts with a dab of Continue reading The Winning Appetizer and Fabulous Bread

The East Coast Snow at Olio2go

After the big weekend snowstorm, we braved the snow and ice to pack holiday gifts at Olio2go. You can bet that the UPS driver was not amused when he could not reach our loading dock. But, somehow, all of the Continue reading The East Coast Snow at Olio2go

Novello Olive Oil Season

Check out the Young & Hungry Blog at the Washington City Paper for a story and video on the new olive oil harvest. The video reveals the path from tree to bottle for another extra virgin olive oil. It is Continue reading Novello Olive Oil Season

Santisi Novello, A Home Kitchen Evaluation

I tried the new Santisi Novello last night. First, in a shot glass, and also with dinner — salad, sauteed onions and peppers, and hot sausage. It worked well with all. My impressions: a good novello with the right characteristics–unfiltered, Continue reading Santisi Novello, A Home Kitchen Evaluation

Food & Wine (& Olive Oil)

The March 2008 Food & Wine magazine caught our attention with a great cover and “An American Chef’s Easy Italian Recipes”.  The story begins on page 28 with “How to Cook Like You Own an Italian Villa”, a quick gastronomic Continue reading Food & Wine (& Olive Oil)