Emmy-award-winning daytime television talk show host Ryan Seacrest has plans to make his own organic olive oil.
In a video published by the Associated Press in January, Seacrest said he had been learning how to make it.
“I’ll tell you my new hobby is I’m growing olive trees and I’m going to make olive oil,” Seacrest said on his show, On Air With Ryan Seacrest, which did not respond to a request for comment by the time of publication.See Also: Olive Oil Times Launches Distance Education Portal
“I’m studying how to make organic olive oil… and it’s been a fascination of mine,” Seacrest added. “I find that there are so many different health benefits to olive oil and I became obsessed with the trees. I’ve been reading books on how to farm the olives.”
Pablo Voitzuk, an olive oil consultant and educator, recommends that Seacrest learn from experts and take classes.
“For olive oil itself, tasting is very important to understand quality; otherwise, you are at the expense of other’s opinions and takes, which are often subjective or dated,” Voitzuk suggested, adding that Seacrest should take sensory evaluation classes.
“Then, if he is really serious about learning, he should contact a consultant to discuss milling, visit good producers, etc.,” Voitzuk said.
The award-winning miller also suggested that Seacrest consults with an agronomist to care for his trees and read as widely on the subject as possible.