Scenes from the Fancy Food Show 2014

At the end of June, we spent two days in New York searching through the aisles of the Javits Center looking for new discoveries and old friends — at the premier event in the specialty food industry. It is always Continue reading Scenes from the Fancy Food Show 2014

Heat: A Late Book Review, Another Look at Italian Food and Culture

It took us too many years to read Bill Buford’s Heat. We’re not huge fans of the Food Network shows, so reading about a chef, just because he’s on TV, isn’t quite to our liking. What incited this reading of Continue reading Heat: A Late Book Review, Another Look at Italian Food and Culture

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

The Zone Diet and the Search for Hydroxytyrosol

We receive many requests for olive oils with notable levels of hydroxytyrosol as indicated by the peppery flavors. Many of these requests come to us from readers of Dr. Barry Sears’ book, The Anti-Inflammation Zone. (Olio2go is mentioned on page 92). Continue reading The Zone Diet and the Search for Hydroxytyrosol

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

A Curated Collection: Olive Oil Award Winners

Imagine that you spent your lifetime tending the family’s groves… toiling to prune, worrying about the weather, keeping pests at bay, and in the end, each and every year, producing an olive oil that met the high standards of the Continue reading A Curated Collection: Olive Oil Award Winners

Live the Good Life in Tuscany

Are you dreaming of Tuscany? We can help with our step by step guide: 1. Order a Tuscan extra virgin olive oil from Olio2go. This week, we’re recommending Pace da Poggio Etrusco from the estate of Pamela Sheldon Johns. We Continue reading Live the Good Life in Tuscany

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