Featured Kersten Wetenkamp, Der Feinschmecker’s Olive Oil Connoisseur Kersten Wetenkamp and his panel of judges are getting ready to rate 800 extra virgin olive oils from around the world for his magazine's venerable guide. Fairway Market’s Steven Jenkins Started with a Map "Year after year, I’d get in a car with my maps and drive down all the little roads seeking out villages that gave their names to certain foods." Steven Jenkins Celebrating Olive Oil Culture and Cuisine in Burhaniye Each year locals and a few lucky tourists gather in this small town on the Aegean coast to salute olive oil culture with music, dance, exhibitions and great food. Panagiotis Karantonis: Greek Olive Oil Must Build On Quality “If we are talking about a price oriented market, Greece wouldn’t have a chance. That means pushing through, with a national effort, a well-implemented plan." Group Says Olive Oil Tasting Panels Create “False Concern” A group of olive oil associations sent a letter to the Spanish Ministry condemning “serious problems” arising from organoleptic analysis for the classification of olive oil. A Painter of Olive Harvests Mariella Gualtieri remembers a man hired to help with the harvest. Seeing her small hands shivering he said, “If only olives were the size of oranges, we’d finish sooner.” Sole Searching It was Julia Child’s first meal upon arriving in France in 1948, and the dish she later proclaimed the most exciting of her life. But the trick to Sole Meunière is keeping it simple. Nikos Zachariadis, Agricultural Cooperative of Kritsa Kritsa is a cooperative at the top of its game, thanks to an ideal microclimate, passionate growers and skilled management by former military man, Nikos Zachariadis. Leandro Ravetti on Australia’s Proposed Olive Oil Standards The drafting leader of Australia and New Zealand's proposed standards says no international standards in place accommodate the natural variation of olive oils from the region. Queensland Flood Destroys Bumper Harvest Australia Olive Association regional director Amanda Bailey is trapped by flood waters on her hill-top property unable to assess so far the heavy losses sustained by area farms. Wave of Experimentation in Paris Cuisine Elevates Olive Oil In the new day that is beginning to shine on Parisian kitchens, young chefs are discovering what their southern cousins in Provence have long enjoyed. Olive Council Chooses Jean-Louis Barjol for Top Post The International Olive Council has chosen Jean-Louis Barjol to lead the organization. The former sugar industry professional has taken the post of executive director through 2014. © 2014 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.