2013 New York International Olive Oil Competition

The premier New York International Olive Oil Competition was a great success with three days of speakers and the culminating awards ceremony for top extra virgin olive oils. Kudos to the folks at Olive Oil Times for their new event. It is Continue reading 2013 New York International Olive Oil Competition

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

Updates: 2013 Olive Oil Awards in Italy

(Updated 4 June 2013) This week we received updates on the competitions, Ercole Olivario XXI 2013 and Biol 2013. Marfuga has informed us that their olive oil was noted as the best extra-virgin Italian olive oil in the Ercole Olivario 2013 Continue reading Updates: 2013 Olive Oil Awards in Italy

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

Olio Capitale 2013, Trieste, Italy

Having consumed inordinate amounts of olive oil,  it is time to reflect on Olio Capitale. When planning the trip, Trieste seemed to be at an awkwardly distant location for a major fair.  If you are planning a trip to Italy, Continue reading Olio Capitale 2013, Trieste, Italy

Extra Virginity: The Crushing Truth

Much has been said and written about Tom Mueller’s book, Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, since it was published in late 2011. (You can see it on our Recommendations page). We appreciated the minutiae and Continue reading Extra Virginity: The Crushing Truth

The Tucci Family Cookbook

Over a hundred years ago, my Tucci ancestors emigrated from Campobasso. Syracuse is the first point of residence that I remember and a branch settled in Cortland by the early 20th Century. We still think of Cortland as the home Continue reading The Tucci Family Cookbook

Shipping News: Storms in Italy and US Disrupt Olive Oil Harvest and Transport

As the world knows, the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. was hit by a destructive storm named Sandy during the last days of October. It was a significant concern for us, first for our own office, store, and warehouse, and Continue reading Shipping News: Storms in Italy and US Disrupt Olive Oil Harvest and Transport

Food Tourists in Tuscany

There it was! In Florence, Learning the Secrets of Tuscan Food I’ll admit, the photo of bottle of traditional balsamic vinegar (from the Modena consortium)** is what first caught my eye when I grabbed the Travel section of The Washington Continue reading Food Tourists in Tuscany