Olive oil in the antique Crete

It’s important to first know that the Cretan are the biggest consumers of olive oil by people and by year in the world. Each resident consume about 30 liters, unlike to the french people who consume about 0.5 liter, this is a huge difference. Antique Crete was very religious, olive oil at the start hasn’t for first goal the culinary side, but rather to honor the gods. Residents of Crete worship without limit to the gods, and a lot of ceremonies in favor of their gods were implemented. Then olive oil was a business asset definite for Crete, indeed while needs of life didn’t exceed 2,000 hectoliters, some stores had up to 10,000 hectoliters of olive oil. It allowed them to export much olive oil and make it to the most important in Crete. The other cult by Cretan is the health. Indeed according to them olive oil would a lot of prolific virtues for the body. That was proved...

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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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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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The Olive oil in France:
Nov22

The Olive oil in France:

Today, in France, this mythical fruit full of history, is put in light. Quite as big vineyards, the olive oil saw itself attributed a Controlled Label of origin (AOC), according to its region of production. At present, we count moreover eight varieties of olive oil AOC on the French lands. Here is below the list of eight oil of French olive *(varieties): AOC: “Huile d’olive de Provence” (Bouteillan, Aglandau, Salonenque and Cayon) Main characteristics: fresh Olives and matured, intense fruity, herbaceous notes and aromas of undergrowth and smoked. AOC: “Huile d’olive de Corse” (d’Alta Rocca (ou di Tallano), Sabina, Zinzala Ghjermana di Casinca, Ghjermana, Capannace, Curtinese) Main characteristics: Black Olives, fragrant Corsican scrub, oil colour bright gold, soft, very aromatic. AOC: “Huile d’olive de Nîmes” (Picholine) Main characteristics: bright green Olives, aromas of pineapple and plums, hint of bitterness, freshness and softness. AOC: “Huile d’olive de Nice” (Cailletier) Main characteristics: small Olives, hint of bitterness, fruity sweetness, aromas of fresh almonds, notes of broom. AOC: “Huile d’olive de Haute Provence” (Aglandau, Bouteillan, Picholine, Tanche) Main characteristics: very aromatic, aromas of tomatoes and artichokes, fruity notes of banana. AOC: “Huile d’olive d’Aix-en-Provence” (Anglaudau, Salonenque, Cayanne) Main characteristics: fruity green or fruity black, artichoke aromas, herb oil. AOC: “Huile d’olive de la vallée des Baux-de-Provence”(Grossane, Salonenque, Béruguette Aglandau, Verdale des Bouches-du-Rhône) Main characteristics: black and green Olives different aromas, sweetness in the mouth, hint of bitterness. AOC: “Huile d’olive de Nyons”(La Tanche) Main characteristics: Black Olives, fruit ripe, intense aromas, grassy, pronounced and powerful...

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Oro del Desierto, probably the best organic olive oil in the world
May19

Oro del Desierto, probably the best organic olive oil in the world

No doubt there are many ecologic extra virgin olive oils, but few that have been recognized in awards and world competitions as Oro del Desierto. This is an exceptional ecologic oil containing the following varieties: Arbequina, Hojiblanca and Picual. From Almeria comes this premium olive oil made from first pressing that is ideal for dressing salads with green fruit.     Buy Oro del Desierto online, ecologic olive...

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