Oct 302011
 

Every day I read lots of material about the olive, some from books and others from the internet. Each week I share with you the articles, recipes, research documents, and other information I find on the internet. Most of it is very interesting and some of it inspires me to write an article or two of my own. None of these links are in any way my opinion or are endorsed by me. I am sharing.

Olive Links of the Week

Savoring Tuscany
EVOO Cannon Beach
A segment from Oregon’s EVOO Cannon Beach Cooking School’s blog by Bob Neroni. Bob and partner, Lenore Emery, have an interesting website and I enjoy Bob’s blog.

Olive Oil Industry Groups Reject Proposals for CAP Reform
The Olive Oil Times
Out of this article the following statement is what interested me most, maybe it’s because I’m a lobbyist. “Andalusia’s Minister for Agriculture and Fishing, Clara Aguilera, announced last week she hoped to form a lobby group of the main EU olive oil producers – France, Italy, Portugal, Greece and Spain – to jointly defend the sector’s interests.”

Israel gifts pope with olive tree
JTA news service
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is giving a 200 year old olive tree to Pope Benedict XVI. I wonder where he will plant it.

My Three Favorite Appetizers, I Think
6th Floor Blogs from the NY Times
All good things go with olive oil.

California Olive Oil: The New Gold Rush?
Neon Tommy
Another spin on California olive oils vs. European.

Farm-fresh chicken without the hassle, mess of DIY (Chili Rubbed Chicken Recipe)
Coloradoan
This recipe has a delicious south-west flavor.

Grapevine: More than just an olive branch
The Jerusalem Post
This article has the answer to where the Pope is going to put his new old olive tree.

Olive industry attacks Coles and Woolworths over labelling
ABC Rural News (Australia)
Naughty – naughty, Coles and Woolworths aren’t following new Australian olive oil labelling rules.

U.S. Customs finds olive fruit flies in San Diego
North County Times
California olive crop is again battling olive fruit fly. A Lebanese traveller was caught by US Customs with olives infested with the fly.

Test kitchen bonus: A trio of flavorful stone crab recipes
The Orlando Sentinel
Some great crab recipes from the Sentinel’s Test Kitchen.

Cookbook: Olive Oil for Life
Santa Barbara Independent
Global Gardens Owner, Theo Stephan, Releases New Cookbook.

End of the road for Colavita/Forno D’Asolo
Pro Cycling News
Colavita has pulled it’s support for the US International Cycling Union (UCI) Colavita/Forno D’Asolo Women’s Professional Cycling Team. Why the women’s team? Colavita allegedly lost supplier support for the venture. The rest of the “why” I don’t know.

Egg for beauty
Arab Times
An easy and great feeling egg and olive oil facial treatment. It really does work.

Sweet on olive oil? Bake cakes with this healthy ingredient
Courier-Journal
Four delicious recipes are in this article: Chocolate olive cupcakes, berry compote, lemon olive oil cake, and orange olive oil cake.

Oliana Premium Olive Oils and Vinegars
A website from a store in West Hollywood, California that I thought might be interesting to peruse.

Flos Olei Guide Awards Sicily’s Titone Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil of the Year
The Olive Oil Times
Azienda Agricola Biologica Titone was awarded Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil of the Year. Founded in 1936, the Titone family’s farm in Sicily grows Cerasuola, Nocellara del Belice and Biancolilla cultivars on 4,900 trees to produce about 4,000 liters of organic extra virgin.

Restaurant review: Al Cavaliere in Clifton, New Jersey
North Jersey.com
Hot bread and extra virgin olive oil for starters – yum.

Food+Wine
The Sydney Morning Herald Traveller section
Descriptions of some really nice places to get away.

Gino Venitucci knows how to make money in growing olive trees
Dayton section of Your Houston News
Mr. Venitucci is an optimist despite the plight of the farmer.

The Chef’s Olive Mix will bring quality olive oil to Sacramento, owner says
Sacramento Press
Fresh olive oils are coming for you to taste and buy in old Sacramento.

May the sun shine through your branches.

www.olivecrazy.com

Oct 172011
 

Every day I read lots of material about the olive, some from books and others from the internet. Each week I share with you the articles, recipes, research documents, and other information I find on the internet. Most of it is very interesting and some of it inspires me to write an article or two of my own. None of these links are in any way my opinion or are endorsed by me. I am sharing.

Olive Links of the Week

Olive crop down this year, and pest rebounds
ChicoER
Olive fruit fly is back in disaster-ridden northern California.

Americans have much to learn about olive oil
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
California olive oil expert, Paul Vossen, says “Many of the familiar supermarket olive oils are poor quality. Most have been sitting far too long and are fermented or rancid.”

College Recognizes Olive Center’s Dan Flynn with Award of Distinction
The Olive Oil Times
UC Davis Olive Center Executive Director, Dan Flynn, is recognized for his service.

Government to form higher council for olive oil sector
The Jordan Times
Jordanian government to set up a higher council to regulate the Kingdom’s olive oil sector.

Rosemary Mint Chicken
Fox 10 TV’s Studio Ten
A delicious recipe from Vic and Ike’s in Pensacola, Florida.

Spain is “Exporting the Wrong Image”
The Olive Oil Times
A major Spanish olive oil exporter speaks out.

Announcing Olive Oil Tasting Graphs on Our Website
The Olive Press
Check out the Ascolano olive oil tasting graph – interesting and useful.

Farmers harvest olives as wall cuts through village
Ma’an News Agency
An update on the weekly sadness that is the West Bank.

Fine dining in the wilds of Alberta
The Sydney Morning Herald
How about an Arctic Char Poached in EVOO and Chardonnay?

Get adventurous with vegies
Newcastle Herald
It’s spring on the plantery southside and it’s time to eat some early vegies with extra virgin olive oil of course.

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil: Something to Remember
Real Age
Extra virgin olive oil may, May, MAY help with memory and Alzheimer’s disease – emphasize the may. It still tastes good and is good for you.

Olive Research Farm
The News
Legal wranglings in Pakistan over olive research farm property.

In Search of Good Food | Savor the craft of fine olive oil with Oliva Bella
Courier Journal
Go olive oil tasting in Louisville, Kentucky.

Adara Teases Montclair With Molecular Gastronomy
Baristanet
I am mostly interested in the evoo foam. I want to know how they make it and what does it taste like.

Got Olive Oil, Honey, and Sugar? Then You Have a Great Scrub
Bella Sugar
For all of us on the topside of the planet, winter is coming and so is dry skin. Give it some sugar.

Namibia: Maltahöhe Has Big Tourism Plans
All Africa
Maltahöhe Village Council wants to acquire Daweb Farm and start a tourist attraction complete with working olive farm for the purpose of making olive oil.

Guilt-Free Tailgating: Creta Farms™ Introduces Line of ‘Better For You’ Sausages
PR Newswire
Sausages that have replaced the animal fat with evoo.

Chilled Tomato Basil Soup
Chef Woody
I don’t care if there is a chill in the air, I love chilled soups anytime of year.

How to Maximize the Health Benefits of Olive Oil
Fitsugar.com
More advice on how to treat your olive oil.

Let’s eat: Making spiedino di mare
CBS Wink News Now
Di mare and olive oil – a great combination.

Homemade Deliciousness at the Greek International Market
West Roxbury Patch
Visit the Greek International Market in West Roxbury, Massachusetts for some Greek olive oil and other treats.

May the sun shine through your branches.

www.olivecrazy.com