Varieties of olives in Italy
May02

Varieties of olives in Italy

Following Spain, Italy is the second largest olive oil producing country with 15% of world production. Thanks to the purchase of olive oils of Spanish origin, Italy is the first exporting country of olive oil packed. The most important olive oil producing regions are Apulia and Calabria, followed by Sicily, Tuscany and finally, Lazio.   The varieties produced are: Moraiolo: with medium-strong aroma and intensity and flavor of fresh herbs, artichoke and slightly fruity. Nocellara of Belize: greenish color and touch to green hazelnuts, fruity taste to kiwi, bitter and spicy. Ogliarola Barese: with a medium fruity, slightly bitter and a little spicy. Biancolilla: light color, aroma of leaves, almonds and green apple. Bitter and spicy notes. Leccino: green color with gold. Of intense aroma and fruity, tasty, bitter, and notes of vegetables. Frantoio: golden color with greenish tones. Fruity with notes of grass and flowers. The taste is harmoniously spicy and bitter, with notes of artichoke. Taggiasca: pale yellow color, slightly fruity flavor. Cucco. Coratina: Intense gold with green hues. Bitter and spicy. Aroma of spices, touch of artichoke, grass reminiscent of rosemary and mint. Rosciola: Soft aromas and delicate flavors. Pendolino: Fruity...

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Make the choice of a good olive oil
Nov28

Make the choice of a good olive oil

  Before start cooking, there is the need of chosing an oil which should be better quality possible. So that, we advice you to get olive oil per its flavour and its beneficial qualities. To choose an olive oil, we suggest you to do it in a professionals store or marketplace, they are the best ones to advice. It is important to get a high quality olive oil to make your meals and cooks more tasty. There are different sort of olive oils: Olive pomace oil. Extra virgin olive oil. Olive oil. We advice you to get extra virgin olive oil. The extra virgin olive oil is produced in different countries, like Spain being highly recognised due to its quality. In Spain, the extra virgin olive oil with denomination of origin has the abbreviation D.O, also existing in other foreign countries. This abbreviation is guarentee of quality. This is the reason why we advice you to get extra virgin olive oils, but we can also pay attention to those who have...

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The 3 toppest olive oils to give this Christmas
Oct30

The 3 toppest olive oils to give this Christmas

To give something different and original is not easy, so we want to help you. We give you a tasty and different idea: to give olive oil. To distinguish among all the types of olive oil is a hard job, and identifying its different shades may become crazy. We will help you to chose, so here we make a proposal about the three best olive oils to give this Christmas. 1. Venta del Barón: The oil Venta del Barón is the most top olive oil. It has numerous and important recognitions, like the best olive oil worldwide. With origin in Cordoba and containing the essence of the Andalusia (In fact, it has Priego de Cordoba Denomination of Origin recognition), this olive oil has I touch of apple and almond, making it even more special. 2. Oro del Desierto: This is the perfect olive oil for ecological food lovers. The oil Oro del Desierto is done using olives from ecological cultivations and cold-settled. Considered one of the best ecological olive oils worldwide, its strong nuances and medium-high intensity will make this oil one of your basics. 3. Extra Virgin olive oil Reserva de Familia, from Casas de Hualdo: This olive oil is a mix of 4 varieties, making its flavour unique. This olive oil is manufactured in Toledo, at the basin of the Tagus River. The weather conditions of this area in Spain help to have an abundant and high-quality crop, obtaining a premium-quality olive oil which has numerous recognitions worldwide. Those three olive oils are among the best currently existing. If you don’t know where you can find those olive oils and many more, you can buy olive oil online...

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The color and quality of the olive oil
Sep05

The color and quality of the olive oil

The colour of an olive oil is not linked to quality or flavor, contrary to what people think. It is true that food enters into our eyes and the fact of finding a greener olive oil leads us to think it may be of a better quality. In this case, the colour of the olive oils have to do with the taste, but not with the quality. Green olive oil is usually more fruity and bitter, commonly used for toasts, salads and for giving a different touch to certain foods, snacks or grilled meals. The olive oil with a slightly yellowish tone comes from more mature olives and has sweetest nuances since the fruit has been picked at its optimum time of maturation. The olive oil yields and the differences in the collection processes make differences among OOEV. Those whose color is intense green is superior price to more yellow olive oils, so both are considered Extra Virgin...

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Olive oil in Arab culture : origins and recipes
Aug08

Olive oil in Arab culture : origins and recipes

The origin : The origin of olive oil is hard to explain because it’s very antique. Indeed, the olive oil has more than 4000 years, and we may find works explaining more about the olive oil more than 6000 years ago. The civilisations which bordered the Mediterranean had known the olive oil’s origin, so its climate is suitable for the cultivation of olive tree. Olive oil is strongly developed in the Arab countries, which origine was therefore the demand of olive oil. The fact that the Arab countries could produce olive oil, allowed them to develop their internationa trade. The origin of olive oil in the Arab counties is due to the fact of its productiong, which is highly developed and each time more and more countries want olive oil products. The recipes : A lot of recipes are based on olive oil, which have emerged in Arab countries. One of the main recipes is the traditional Arabic bread, made with olive oil and it is very weel-known in the Arab countries and culture. Another recipe as known is the Moussaka, made with olive oil. A lot of recipes typical are made with olive oil, each time...

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Designation of Origin Siurana: the flavour of Tarragona
May23

Designation of Origin Siurana: the flavour of Tarragona

Siurana is the designation of Origin from Tarragona. This sort of olive oils are produced in different areas of southern Tarragona, at southern Catalonia. Some of those areas are Rivera d’Ebre  or Alt camp, among others. This sort of olive oils have received different national and international awards, being classified as one of the better recognised olive oils all around Spain. Its most recogniseable characteristics are: 1. Spicy touch: If you like strong olive oils, this type is perfect for you. Its strong sweet flavour and elegant fragance makes it perfect for olive oils lovers. 2.Arbequina category: Differently from other olive oli’s designations of origin, this one mainly produce olives Arbequina type. It may sounds greek to those who don’t know much about olive oils, but we explain you: those oils have sweet flavours and elegant aromas, being banana or apple some of the most common ones. 3.Fast production: producing an olive oil main seems a world, but it is faster tan it seems. For producing this olive oil, it is only 24 hours needed. Don’t be any surprised, in only one day it is possible to produce such a delicious oil. 4.Oil from the mediterranean: The mediterraean sea and its weather offers delicious delicacies and some of its ingredients, like those oils. They are produced Costa Daurada’s nearby, getting the characteristics from this climate and reflecting it in your meals. Don’t wait to try them! If you want to taste it, we  you to do it with this extra virgin olive oil D.O.P Siurana of Mas...

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