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
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
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
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.