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Dispelling the Myth: Cooking with Olive Oil

By admin Posted in: Olive Information on December 6th, 2012 50690_IOC_InfoGraph.indd

Olive oil can be used for sautéing, baking and even deep frying. Because of its versatility, olive oil is a great all-around oil to keep on hand in the kitchen. When using olive oil for cooking, keep in mind the “smoke point.” The smoke point is the temperature at which oil will start to smoke when heated. Oil with a …

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Dish On Dinner: Share Your Olive Oil Inspired Recipes This Fall

By admin Posted in: Olive Information on October 1st, 2012 49900-1_IOC_B

The cool fall breeze is back and with it come new flavors and cozy fall cooking. We are excited to partner with Cheryl from Tidy Mom for our first-ever olive oil themed Twitter recipe contest called #DishOnDinner. During the week of October 8, foodies, bloggers and home cooks are invited to gather online to “dish” on dinner and share their …

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Salad Social: Serving up the Tastes of Summer with Citrus Salad Veronique

By admin Posted in: Olive Information on May 14th, 2012 Citrus Salad Veronique

As the seasons change, so do our appetites. And in the summertime, nothing hits the spot quite like a light and fruity salad. From picnics in the park to family cookouts at home, there’s so much summer to celebrate! Why not add some life to your classic summer salad with Citrus Salad Veronique? This cool, crisp salad incorporates the full-bodied …

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New International Olive Council Report Underscores Health Benefits of Table Olives, Olive Oil

By admin Posted in: Olive Information on March 22nd, 2012 Well Balance Diet

Olives and olive oil can help promote better overall health and add some life to a variety of dishes A new report from the International Olive Council (IOC) cites the benefits of including table olives and olive oil as part of a well-balanced, nutritious diet and the important role they play as the primary sources of dietary fat in the …

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Chef Michael Schwartz Offers Must-Have Ingredients and Essential Entertaining Tips for the Holidays and Beyond

By admin Posted in: Olive Information on December 22nd, 2011 michael_shwartz_profile

Becoming a fantastic host and a proficient cook isn’t as complicated as it may seem. All it takes is a few great ingredients and simple entertaining tricks. Chef Michael Schwartz, spokesperson for the International Olive Council’s Add Some Life campaign and author of MICHAEL’S GENUINE FOOD: Down-to-Earth Cooking for People Who Love to Eat, says you don’t need years of …

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Olives and Olive Oil Add Some Life and Good Fortune to “Lucky” New Year’s Dishes

By admin Posted in: Olive Information on December 22nd, 2011 Chocolate Macadamia Cake

Traditional recipes from around the globe bring good taste—and many say good luck—in the New Year As 2011 draws to a close, people everywhere look to the New Year with hope and anticipation. Will 2012 bring continued health, wealth and happiness? Through the ages, certain culinary dishes have graced tables this time of year because of the belief they will …

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Extemporaneous Olives

By admin Posted in: Olive Information on September 8th, 2011 olive_oil_cooking

Whether hosting an impromptu party or just in the mood for a classy treat for an evening at home, olives can serve as lively ingredients for any number of food pairings. Here are some ideas for colorful, tasty appetizers – to share or keep all to yourself!

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Olive Oil Kitchen Basics

By admin Posted in: Olive Information on September 8th, 2011 Oil Kitchen Basics

Olive oil has two general uses: as a dressing or topping; and as a cooking oil. Olive oil can be used for many types of cooking methods including: deep frying, frying, stir-frying, sautéing, baking and basting. Cooking When using olive oil for cooking, choose extra virgin olive oil for robust and hearty flavored foods. For mild, delicate dishes, such as …

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Olive Kitchen Basics

By admin Posted in: Olive Information on September 8th, 2011 659-01858288

Though often used as a garnish or appetizer, olives can serve as a deliciously complex ingredient in a variety of dishes, or they can be used in baking. Cooking Olives and pasta just go together. For example, black olives, such as kalamata and feta cheese make wonderful additions to penne; and beldi olives can even be added to mac and …

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Olive Oil Tasting: Know the Positive and Negative Tastes in Olive Oil

By admin Posted in: Olive Information on September 8th, 2011 618-03609812

The following “Sensory Assessment Tasting Terms,” developed by the International Olive Council (IOC), help guide olive oil tasters in classifying and determining whether a virgin olive oil meets strict industry standards. When trying olive oils at home, consider the variety of flavors you can find in EVOO. Positive Attributes in Virgin Olive Oils Fruity: Set of olfactory (sense of smell) …

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