Reviews 15th Expoliva Olive Oil Exhibition in Jaén Spain's huge olive oil fair hopes to again attract more than 40,000 visitors this year, despite the dismal prices and low morale plaguing the country's olive oil producers. What to Choose at Gastronomia Volpetti One of Rome's best specialty food shops, Gastronomia Volpetti can be a little intimidating to the uninitiated. When it comes to olive oil, best to stick with the Umbrian. Trieste Ready for Olio Capitale With over two hundred extra virgin olive oils and buyers from seventeen countries in Trieste this weekend, an ancient city of trade becomes the olive oil capital. The Biggest Farm in France? Take the Subway This year's Salon International de l'Agriculture in Paris celebrated the placement of French cuisine on UNESCO's revered list of human cultural heritage. 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. Sweet Role for Olive Oil While a quality extra virgin is now essential in any decent restaurant, perhaps the full embrace of olive oil is most poignantly revealed in its new surprising role: as dessert. L’Esperantine de Marseille Emily Monaco ducks into a chocolate exhibition in Paris and discovers a unique treat from the Mediterranean port city of Marseille made with extra virgin olive oil. Kapiti Olives Wins Best in Show at New Zealand Competition Winning the award "confirms that our olive oil is consistently world class and gives reassurance to our customers that they are getting a truly premium product.” Graeme Harris New Norcia Wins Best of Show at Perth Royal The awards are "a pat on the back for the large numbers of volunteers who come to help with the harvest and pruning the trees each year." Carmel Ross, Benedictine Community of New Norcia. 8th Cooking with EVOO Competition in Alicante The Diputación de Jaén has distributed to more than 18,000 restaurants in fifty countries information on participating in the 8th International Cooking Award with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Host Argentina Wins Big at Olivinus Competition “This performance shows that the various provinces of Argentina are very competitive at a global level.” Raul Castellani, President and Director General of OLIVINUS Judging EVOO Competitions Takes More than Just Tasting While show judges are experienced EVOO tasters, Richard Gawel explains, the act of judging extra virgin olive oils requires a variety of skills to bring it all together. © 2013 Olive Oil Times | All Rights Reserved.