Tomato and Nectarine Summer Salad

Not another Caprese? Try this alternative. It is a riff on a classic! Bright summer flavors, shared by the best of summer fruit, tossed in a refreshing summer salad. This is simply excellent with grilled meats and a sure show-stopper Continue reading Tomato and Nectarine Summer Salad

From Estate to Enoteca: Wine Tours in Italy, Part 2

Following on to our popular guest post on Wine and Olive Oil Tours from Pamela Sheldon Johns, we have even more ideas for Wine Touring throughout Italy. If you are one who likes to plan everything to the smallest detail, Continue reading From Estate to Enoteca: Wine Tours in Italy, Part 2

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!

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 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

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