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Don’t be fooled by grocery store olive oil!

Olive oil often makes headlines for its health benefits with new studies popping up each year highlighting the properties in EVOO that fight heart disease and cancer. In recent years though, olive oil is also making news for darker reasons. This story on 60 Minutes about the Italian mafia’s practice of producing fake extra virgin… read more

EVOO Guide: How to Use Delicate, Medium & Robust Olive Oils

By Emily Davis If you’ve tasted fresh extra virgin olive oil, you know EVOO can range from buttery and mild to bold and grassy with a cough-inducing peppery finish. The variety of flavors and styles of olive oil can be a cook’s dream but it can also be overwhelming. We’ve created a straightforward guide to… read more

How to Host an Olive Oil Tasting Party

We don’t need an excuse to throw a party, but if you do, all the new 2015 olive oils being released seems worthy of celebrating, don’t you think? Skip the cocktail party or wine tasting and use our step-by-step guide to throwing a unique and memorable get-together. Select your olive oils. It’s important to choose… read more

DIY: Flavored Olive Oil “Butters”

We all love olive oil here right? But we will admit that butter, while not being the healthiest choice, has some pretty appealing things going on. Primarily it’s that creamy, spreadable richness that speaks to us. We’ve been seeing some really delicious recipes around for herb butters, flavored butters and butter sauces that are perfect… read more

Pesto 101: How to Make Pesto

Pesto is a simple sauce that can transform dishes of all sorts with its bright herbal flavors. The word pesto comes from the Italian word “pestare” which means to pound or crush. We’ve all had traditional basil pesto but a basic pesto recipe can be transformed with all different varieties of herbs, nuts and olive… read more

The Mediterranean Diet, Olive Oil & Your Health

While the Mediterranean Diet, which includes a healthy dose of extra virgin olive oil, has been in existence for hundreds of years, recent studies provide compelling evidence of the associated health benefits. Topping the list of reasons to eat like a Greek: Reduced risk of coronary artery disease and stroke More effective than a low-fat… read more

5 Ways to Get Your Daily Dose of EVOO

The research about olive oil and its health benefits becomes more compelling each year. We know that olive oil can help reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and even cancer and dementia. We also know that the FDA recommends adding two tablespoons of EVOO to your diet to help protect your heart.… read more