FOOD TIP OF THE DAY: Spritz Your Dressings / Mist Your Salads

There are stainless-steel misters and acrylic or glass misters like this one, that enable you to see your oil or vinaigrette.   Even big companies are jumping on the bandwagon now, with prepackaged spray dressings. But we have been spraying olive oil and vinaigrettes from non-aerosol, refillable spray bottles for years before. The idea was…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Lucini Italia Olive Oil & Vinegar

Several months ago, we wrote about the tomato sauces and soups of Lucini Italia, a company that imports top-quality, handcrafted Italian specialty foods. The products include an extra virgin olive oil and a limited-edition organic extra virgin olive oil, plus a 10-year-old balsamic vinegar and a Pinot Grigio white wine vinegar. Since January is “Healthy…
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NEWS: Olive Oil Consumption At All-Time High

Healthy olive oil is a monounsaturated fat, rich in oleic acid. Photo by Clare Freierman.   Global olive oil consumption is at an all-time high: 2.9 million tonnes (3.2 million U.S. short tons) in 2006/7 compared with 1.6 million tonnes in 1990/91, according to the World Olive Oil Council. Olive oil, which has been produced…
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PRODUCT WATCH: Pellegrino Organic Olive Oil From Italy

What do you do when you’re a New York opera singer and your grandparents in Calabria, Italy make beautiful, organic-certified olive oil from the ancestral olive groves? You start The New York Olive Oil Co-Op and distribute the freshly-pressed olive oil to local enthusiasts who sign up for regular deliveries. Of course, it can be…
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REVIEW: Terra Medi Greek Oils, Olives, Bruschetta & Tapenade

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, EVOO, and EV Sesame Oil.   Olive lovers have a friend in Terra Medi. The company imports top-quality olive oils, bruschettas, tapenades, olive mixes, vinegars and a sesame oil from Greece. The bruschettas and tapenades are versatile ingredients for entertaining or for sprucing up everyday meals. They have found permanent…
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