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

College Class: Olive Oil Tasting

College Classes on Olive Oil Tasting? That would be our wish. How about a super nutrition class on why good food is better and worth the effort? Does anyone know of a liberal arts seminar on this? Until then, we’re Continue reading College Class: Olive Oil Tasting

Olive Oil Buyer’s Guide: Anatomy of a Great Label

Let’s take a look at a great olive oil label and a great olive oil! This is Primo Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva (Extra Virgin Olive Oil), and the label indicates that Frantoi Cutrera has been producing olive oil since Continue reading Olive Oil Buyer’s Guide: Anatomy of a Great Label

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

12 Italian Award Winners at the Los Angeles Olive Oil Competition

Olive Oil Award Winners: 2011 Los Angeles Competition The last major awards of the olive oil year were bestowed last week at the Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition. (They have an impressive wine competition, too!)

Trade Secrets

Last week we received our most recent shipment from Italy– a large shipment of olive oil (link) and one secret treat. This shipment was organized in early March, arrived in port in the U.S. on April 4, experienced a delay Continue reading Trade Secrets

Have you been waiting for these spectacular olive oils?

Take a look at this photo! All of these fresh oils (and the balsamic vinegar wine jelly) arrived this week at Olio2go. These lovely, sublime treats cover a lot of territory. From Alina (a Brisighella monocultivar from Emilia Romagna) in Continue reading Have you been waiting for these spectacular olive oils?

Share Our Excitement: Astoundingly Good Olive Oil

This stunning group of extra virgin olive oils represents the best new olive oils available this week. These have just arrived from Italy and are now available at Olio2go to grace your table. Which brings us to a funny point. Continue reading Share Our Excitement: Astoundingly Good Olive Oil