Hearty and Healthy Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables

  This can be served warm as a side dish or cooler as a salad. This makes a large family or party sized dish. With the nutty grain and addition of fruit (raisins) this dish brings forth Sicilian style, making Continue reading Hearty and Healthy Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables

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

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 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?

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