Olive Oil World
Monte Testaccio: Remnants of an Ancient Trade
One of the most vivid reminders of the thriving olive oil trade in antiquity is Monte Testaccio in Rome.
On the Eroticism of Olive Oil
Like a forbidden fruit, the olive will be the center of attention in Italian artist’s Valerio Marini’s latest exhibition, appropriately titled “Erotic Oil.”
Is That Olive Oil in Your Cocktail?
Mixologists are blending EVOO with vodka and gin-based drinks to add a luscious, fruity twist.
After Bruising Season, Italy Combats Fraud and Invests in its Future
The minister of agriculture organized a meeting with stakeholders to "relaunch" a core sector of the Italian economy.
Tunisia Is the World’s Second Largest Olive Oil Producer, for Now
Olive oil production in Tunisia has increased fourfold, making it the second largest producer after Spain.
Are Olive Oil Tasting Bars Just a Trend?
Is the so-called "on-tap" olive oil concept just the latest retail trend that will go the way of the bath and body shop?
Grab Your Favorite EVOO, Rinse, Repeat
"Oil pulling" believers credit the practice of swishing oil with a range of benefits, from whiter teeth to increased energy and healthier skin.
Mediterranean Diet with a Swiss Twist Lowers Cancer and Heart Disease Risk
Even a culturally-adapted adherence to the traditional Mediterranean style diet can extend lives.
Researchers Trace Mediterranean Diet’s Origin to Ancient Greek Medicine
The Mediterranean diet may have been conceived by early doctors as a form of medicinal treatment.
Making Olive Oil
Olives Reach New Heights in Valtellina
One of the consequences of rising temperatures is that it's now possible to cultivate olive trees where it was previously unthinkable.
Traditional Olive Oil Production in Tunisia
Despite its rising place in the international ranking, Tunisian producers are still strongly tied to old traditions.
Calculating the Cost to Make 1 kg Olive Oil
The International Olive Council announced preliminary results of an international study to analyze the cost of producing one kilogram of olive oil.
On the Continuing Downward Slide of Olive Oil Prices in Greece
Infighting and lack of vision and creativity have plagued the Greek olive oil industry and are the real cause of its failure.
Olive Oil is Losing its Place in the Tunisian Diet
Despite a bumper harvest, encouraging domestic olive oil consumption in Tunisia has not been on the agenda.
A Harvest to Forget
This part of central Italy is famous for its quality oil grown on stony hillsides, but this year the olive fly has caused havoc in Umbria.
An Olive Oil ‘Odyssey’ at Winter Fancy Food
The olive oil association Sevitel organized a seminar on Greek olive oil at the Fancy Food Show that offered perspectives by a diverse panel of experts.
Jaén Selects its Best for 2015
Jaén has selected the year's best from the region, the world capital of olive oil production.
Travel Notes: Magnificent Siurana
Priorat is what I can only describe as the most visually intense part of Siurana, and here I must try to curb my hyperbole. I doubt I will succeed.