Articles about France Add France to Growing List of Poor Harvests The olive fly enjoyed a mild winter in Provence this year, devastating crops and the region's prized olive oils. Gold and Silver for France Three French producers, submitting oils to the huge New York competition for the first time, took home three coveted quality awards. ‘Espérantine’ Olive Oil Chocolates: Original and Full of Flavor Francesco Martorana crafts Marseille's celebrated olive leaf-shaped chocolates with organic olive oil, almonds and mint. Fifty Years After Fortuné Arizzi’s Vision, An Award-Wining Olive Oil Fortuné Arizzi recognized the exceptional terroir of Les Mées and, fortunately for us, convinced his wife to invest in an olive orchard. French Growers Encouraged to Go Organic French olive oil producers are being encouraged to go organic. In France, A ‘High School of Olive Oil Tasting’ Fabienne Roux created a school for olive oil tasting in France, where she trains chefs and others in olive oil's finer points. Barjol Attends Trade Group Meeting in France The director of the International Olive Council presented an update on world production, imports, exports and consumption. Olive Oil Based ‘Marseille Soap’ in Danger The most famous soap in the world has many imitators, and now the makers of authentic Savon de Marseille are beginning to fight back. Promising Results for New Test for Pesticide Residues in Olive Oil Biosensors that appear to offer a cheap and fast way to detect insecticide residues in olive oil have been developed by a team of French and Moroccan scientists. Olive Oil Not Always Local at Provence Markets Sometimes the olive oils sold at local markets throughout the South of France are anything but local, and French producers say customers are being tricked. Socca (No Ball Required) The traditional Niçois dish resembling a crispy pancake is made from the most basic of ingredients: olive oil, chickpea flour, water, salt and pepper – it’s simple to make, and delicious. French Association AFIDOL Blames Bad Weather for €300k Loss The French interprofessional organization recently introduced stickers to help consumers identify olives and olive oil produced in France. © 2015 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.