Quick Quattrociocchi Peppers and Ricotta Pasta

Stop by at lunch on Saturday and you join us for our Staff Lunch. This week’s lunch featured Quattrociocchi Chilli Peppers Pate tossed with ricotta and Rustichella’s Sagne e Pezzi Pasta. What’s the recipe? 1 (500 gr) bag of Rustichella Continue reading Quick Quattrociocchi Peppers and Ricotta Pasta

The History of Laudemio in Tuscany

The History of Laudemio in Tuscany. It all began in the winter of 1985 with a terrible freeze that killed thousands upon thousands of olive trees through Tuscany. The losses suffered by many in the region became the focus for Continue reading The History of Laudemio in Tuscany

Best Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Tops from Italy The Award Season has concluded and the folks at World’s Best Olive Oil have compiled the scores of olive oils at 15 major international competitions. This analysis of winners is very interesting. We suggest that you read the calculations Continue reading Best Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Authentically Grown: Get to Know Davide Borselli

Get to Know Davide Borselli, artisan producer at La Poderina Toscana. In mid June we visited Dr. Davide Borselli at La Poderina Toscana, in Montegiovi near Monte Amiata in the Grosseto province of Italy. The View of Seggiana Here we captured Continue reading Authentically Grown: Get to Know Davide Borselli

2015 Olive Oil Award Season

2015 Olio Capitale

In this most difficult harvest year, the awards have commenced. It seems that the producers have self-selected and self-nominated with great restraint. Those who were confident of their olive oils submitted them to the major competitions. At Trieste, the number Continue reading 2015 Olive Oil Award Season

UK Bans Olive Oil on Tap

On August 20, 2014, the United Kingdom (UK) disallowed the sale of all unflavored olive oils on tap. This impacts the “fill your own” shops, stores where bottles are filled or refilled from the stainless steel fusti tanks on display. Continue reading UK Bans Olive Oil on Tap

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 experience, 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

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 a Continue reading Hearty and Healthy Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables