I’m not sure I believe this story in United Kingdom publication The Daily Mail. I met several Spanish extra virgin olive oil producers recently and they had excellent 2012 crops. Is this a ploy by ‘Big Olive Oil’ to increase prices in the UK?
Spain is not the only producer of olive oil, but it has been the most abundant for several decades. There are many countries that produce fantastic evoo. I can name a few off the top of my head – the United States of America, South Africa, Australia, Greece, Tunisia, Chile, Argentina, … You can even buy many of your favorite extra virgin olive oils online.
So don’t give up on extra virgin olive oil in your recipes just yet.
May the sun shine through your branches.