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

Olive Oil Buyer’s Guide: Organic Certification

In part 1 of the Olive Oil Buyer’s Guide, we took a look at the anatomy of a great label on a bottle of extra virgin olive oil. For a refresher, take a look the detailed and revealing look at Continue reading Olive Oil Buyer’s Guide: Organic Certification

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!)

2011 Awards for Authentic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Some folks choose the grocery store oil, assuming it to be extra virgin olive oil. Knowledgable consumers are skeptical, and true fans of olive oil seek award winners. With any of these selections your choices will be a long way Continue reading 2011 Awards for Authentic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Saveur Guide to Italian Olive Oils, May 2010

    Saveur Magazine is featuring extra virgin olive oils in the print edition of the May issue, and online as well. We supplied a number of the Italian extra virgin olive oils.  One photo shows Capezzana but names our Continue reading Saveur Guide to Italian Olive Oils, May 2010

Olive Oil Awards at SOL in Verona, Italy

We have or soon will have six of the Award winners from SOL in Verona, Italy. SOL concludes its run today, 12 April.  SOL runs concurrently with Vinitaly, and the extra virgin olive oils are notable oils, often from the Continue reading Olive Oil Awards at SOL in Verona, Italy

Sicilian Potato Salad with Olive Oil, Capers, and Oregano

2 lbs. small heirloom potatoes, cut into 1” pieces ¼ cup Caravaglio Capers, rinsed and drained 1 Tablespoon Cutrera Segreti di Sicilia Oregano 1 small red onion, cut in half, and then into thin half-moon wedges 2 tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar Continue reading Sicilian Potato Salad with Olive Oil, Capers, and Oregano