Fiori di Zucca, Norcia Style

This is a variation on Penne alla Norcina. We’ve nicknamed it “Heart Attack Pasta”. Be sure to add a glass of wine — for your heart! We think this is even better with Rustichella d’Abruzzo’s Fiori di Zucca, pumpkin pasta. Continue reading Fiori di Zucca, Norcia Style

Olio2go: Notes on the Harvest, Good and Bad

Is it time to celebrate the new olive oil harvest?  Is this a good year for celebration? The season is now upon us and it is time to consider the predictions of a year with an overall decline in production of Continue reading Olio2go: Notes on the Harvest, Good and Bad

A Sad Olive Oil Harvest for Italy

Sept 2014 Florence Radar

For three months now there have been stunning reports of the difficult, challenging, and horrible olive harvest in Italy. Decades have passed since such a crisis last occurred, and that, the Tuscan freeze of 1985, did not reach the broad Continue reading A Sad Olive Oil Harvest for Italy

Trip Report: Chilometrezero

In May we visited Italy and the theme of this trip was “chilometrezero” or “Km 0” for short. This is a trend in Italy that promotes the use of entirely locally produced products, not to be confused with the movie Continue reading Trip Report: Chilometrezero

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

Olive Oil Award Season 2014

Celebrate the Best Olive Oils from Italy!   (Updated June 2014) Just as with wine, there are international olive oil awards. The most recent award presentations can be found through the links below, and these very rare olive oils, available Continue reading Olive Oil Award Season 2014

Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Olio2go and Authentic Italians

Olio2go:  Internet Purveyor of Italy’s Finest Celebrating our 15th year of selling Italy’s authentic olive oils to discerning consumers! We’re thrilled to have been interviewed by the Olive Oil Times for our role in bringing authentic Italian extra virgin olive Continue reading Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Olio2go and Authentic Italians

Fresh Olive Oil: Only the Best

We love it when visitors come into our shop in Fairfax, Virginia. First time visitors are inquisitive about the differences from the “extra virgin” olive oil they know and use every day (the common grocery store type). For a distinct Continue reading Fresh Olive Oil: Only the Best

Happy New Harvest Year — The 1st Awards of 2014

With the arrivals of the new harvest olive oils comes the first of the new awards and recognitions for high quality extra virgin olive oil. The 2014 Flos Olei, published early in the harvest year, is the well regarded Marco Continue reading Happy New Harvest Year — The 1st Awards of 2014

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